Veteran singer-songwriter Puppy Lahiri has died at a Mumbai hospital due to ill health, PTI reports. The hospital doctor confirmed the news of his death. He passed away on Tuesday night at Criticare Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai. He is 69 years old.
“Lahiri was hospitalized for a month and discharged on Monday. But on Tuesday his condition worsened and his family called the doctor to their home. He was brought to the hospital. He had several health problems. He died shortly before midnight due to OSA (obstructive sleep apnea),” he said. The director of the hospital, Dr Deepak Namjoshi, told PTI.
Lovingly known as Poppy Da, he was known for his number of hits as well as his popularity for his attraction to gold. Poppy Lahiri has composed music for films like Disco Dancer, Himmatwala, Sharabi, Adventures of Tarzan, Dance Dance, Satyamev Jayate, Commando, Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Thanedar, Nambi Aadmi and Shola Aur Shabnam. The singer-composer’s first big Bollywood hit score was for Aamir Khan’s father Tahir Hussain’s Jagmi.
Over the past decade, she has sung songs such as Oh La La for The Dirty Picture, Tune Mari Andrian for the Gunde film, Dhamma Dhamma for Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and more recently Array Pyar Kar Lee for Shup Mangal Siada Chawtan. He last composed the punk song for the 2020 film Bhagi 3.
Speaking in an interview with Hindustan Times 2020, he spoke of the tendency to recreate old classics and said, “This trend started with the re-creation of my old song Dhamma Dhamma in Badrinath Ki Dulhania. I do not want to comment on that. The will of the public is the primary choice. The public is everything to me. “
Last year, the musician contracted Kovit-19 and was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. In September, the singer-musician denied reports of his illness and told the Hindustan Times: “I was shocked to see so many reports that I had lost my voice. It’s ridiculous and I’m not very happy. ”
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