Amitabh Bachchan expressed his condolences on the passing of Bappi Lahiri on Thursday, saying that the songs the singer-composer composed for his films are still recalled with joy decades later.
The 69-year-old artist, who died on Tuesday night in a local hospital, had written several hit songs for Bachchan, including “Namak Halaal” (1982) and “Sharaabi” (1984). ‘Pag Ghungroo Bandh,’ ‘Thodi Si Jo Pee Li Hai,’ ‘Aaj Rapat Jaye To,’ ‘Jahan Chaar Yaar,’ ‘De De Pyar De,’ ‘Inteha Ho Gayi Intezar Ki,’ and ‘Raat Baaki, Baat Baaki’ are some of their popular film songs.
On his blog, the 79-year-old megastar remembered Lahiri, saying he was “shocked and surprised” by his death.
“His songs of films with me are and shall I believe remain eternal… they are played hummed sung along in these modern generation times with alacrity and rejoice,” he wrote. “His songs of films with me are and shall I believe remain eternal… they are played hummed sung along in these modern generation times with alacrity and rejoice,” he wrote.
On their trip back to Mumbai, Bachchan wrote that Lahiri had a wonderful “feeling of success” and recalled a talk with him at London’s Heathrow airport.
“‘Your film will be a huge hit, and the song I just performed will be remembered for a long time.’
He was correct… and memorising the graphs of some of them in practise, at his humble home, was an even better experience.
They’re all leaving us one by one. he added. Lahiri last scored for Bachchan’s 1990 crime drama ‘Aaj Ka Arjun’, which featured the chartbuster ‘Gori Hai Kalaiyaan, Tu Laade Mujhe Hari Hari Choodiyaan’.
Veteran actor Anil Kapoor paid his heartfelt tribute to the iconic musician Bappi Lahiri who passed away on Tuesday night.
Anil Kapoor, who had featured in a few of Bappi Lahiri’s most iconic songs, took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Bappi Da gave us some great musical films like Saheb, Mohabbat, Insaaf Ki Awaaz and Zindagi ek jua…the song pyaar bina hain kahan re will remain iconic.. Will miss his warm, humble and child like innocence always…”
Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor also tweeted, “Om Shanti. One of my favourite songs of his was from my father’s film Saheb. Sad day. #Bappi Lahiri”