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Gold Ornaments plus Sunglasses = Bappi da time!


Is there anyone who would not enjoy vibing to ‘I am a disco dancer….’? Yeah, no one! We all have grown up listening to Bappi da’s Disco songs. With funky beats that keep us grooving, his music is loved by all. A triple threat with singing, music directing, and percussion skills, India wouldn’t be the same without him! 

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Melody maestro Bappi Lahiri dazzles fans with a mesmerizing concert that ignites the stage! From retro classics to foot-tapping hits, the musical extravaganza leaves the audience spellbound, as Bappi Da’s golden voice and signature style take center stage. A night of pure musical magic you won’t want to miss…

Bappi Lahiri, the Disco King of India, was born in Calcutta in 1952 to a family with a rich classical music history. Both his parents, accomplished musicians themselves, trained him well. Bappi’s infectious beats left an indelible mark on the music industry, but his love for music started at a young age when he showed his talent playing the tabla which he studied with Samta Prasad on Lata Mangeshkar’s advice. As a child, he idolized Elvis Presley, inspiring him to wear multiple gold chains and gold jewelry. 

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Bappi Lahiri meets Lata Mangeshkar, two legends of Indian music, in a momentous meeting. The maestros share memories, stories and their love for music, as they bask in each other’s company. An iconic encounter that showcases the bond of two musical geniuses, etched in history forever.

Bappi Lahiri’s debut in music was with Daadu (1972). Zakhmee (1975) brought him to fame and marked a new era in Hindi cinema. He became the youngest music director to achieve such intense success. 

Bappi da’s music collaborations include of legendary singers – Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhosle. His album ‘Bappi Magic’ was a smashing hit with songs like ‘Gori Hai Kalaiyan’ and ‘Jimmy Jimmy’. Today, his classic hits are remixed and Bappi da says, “Public ko pasand aata hai. Remixes have become a style statement”.

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Bappi Lahiri shares the stage with the legendary Anandji and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa judges Shankar Mahadevan, Himesh Reshammiya and Vishal Dadlani. The icons unite, creating a magical musical experience that transcends time and space. A true celebration of music, talent and camaraderie that leaves the audience mesmerized and yearning for more.

Bappi da wasn’t content with just ruling the big screen. He strutted his stuff on the small screen too! In 2006, he joined forces with Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet as co-judges on ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ on Zee TV. 

The Disco King of Indian music went global by singing “Shona” for the dubbed version of Disney’s Moana. Shona, meaning gold- something that he truly loves!

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Bappi Lahiri, the music maestro, steals the spotlight at the prestigious award show. With his trademark style and infectious energy, he adds a touch of glamour to the event. A true icon, setting the stage on fire even before the awards are announced!

With numerous nominations in various award categories, Bappi Lahiri has won 3 awards – Filmfare Award in 2018, Filmfare Award in 1985 and Mirchi Music Award in 2018. He was also honoured with Banga Bhushan Civilian Honour by the Government of West Bengal.  

Bappi da’s death on 15 February 2022 shocked the industry, with many personalities like Narendra Modi, Akshay Kumar, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Mamta Banerjee, Smriti Irani, etc expressing their grief. 

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Captivating Kalimpong! The picturesque landscape unfolds, with colorful houses nestled amidst lush greenery. The rolling hills, misty valleys, and the majestic Himalayas in the distance create a scene straight out of a dream. Nature’s masterpiece on full display.

Whenever he visited his family in Siliguri, he vacationed with them at Kalimpong hill station, a town not so far from Siliguri. Kalimpong, a bustling bazaar town nestled in the rolling foothills of the Himalayas, has become a popular tourist destination for its temperate climate and proximity to other exciting locations in the region.  

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Zang Dhok Palri Phodang: A spiritual sanctuary in the clouds. Perched atop a hill in Kalimpong, this magnificent monastery offers a glimpse into the realm of serenity. Its vibrant prayer flags flutter in the breeze, while ornate murals and sacred artifacts inspire awe. A sacred haven inviting seekers from afar.

This vibrant town is famous for its flower market, featuring a wide array of orchids that are a sight to behold. Additionally, Kalimpong boasts several Buddhist monasteries, including the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang, home to rare Tibetan Buddhist scriptures, as well as churches and an exceptional private library for studying Tibetan and Himalayan language and culture. For the adventurous traveler, Kalimpong offers exciting trekking and river-rafting in the river Teesta. Don’t miss out on Kalimpong’s traditional handicrafts! Although not many visitors explore this hidden gem, there is plenty to keep you occupied for a couple of days.