Bappi Lahiri Demise: Asha Bhosle regrets not meeting musician for the last time; Says ‘He was a happy man’

As Bappi Lahiri breathed his last on Tuesday, Asha Bhosle remembered him as a “happy man”.

Updated on Feb 17, 2022 08:32 PM IST  |  71.7K
Bappi Lahiri Demise: Asha Bhosle regrets not meeting the musician for last time; Says ‘He was a happy man’
Bappi Lahiri Demise: Asha Bhosle regrets not meeting the musician for last time; Says ‘He was a happy man’

Bappi Lahiri’s demise has come as a shock for the entire film industry and everyone is mourning the loss. To note, the legendary musician breathed his last on Feb 15th, around 10 days after the nation had lost its melody queen Lata Mangeshkar. While social media is abuzz with tweets paying a tribute to Bappi Da and celebs arriving at his residence to pay their last respects, Asha Bhosle has opened up on how she wanted to meet the legendary musician lately but couldn’t meet.

Talking to Dainik Bhaskar, the renowned playback singer recalled that she had asked her driver to take her to meet Bappi Da. However, the driver, reportedly, suggested her to not visit anyone given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, stating that if something happened to Bappi Lahiri post her visit, she will be blamed for it. While Asha was convinced of the reason, she regrets not being able to meet him before his demise. Expressing her shock over Bappi Da’s demise within 10 days after Lata Mangeshkar breathed her last, Asha Bhosle termed it as a “huge loss for the music industry”. She also remembered Bappi Lahiri as a happy man who would always smile at anything people said.

To note, Bappi Lahiri and Asha Bhosle have collaborated for several iconic numbers including ‘Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi’. For the uninitiated, post Lata Mangeshkar’s demise on February 6, Bappi Da had mourned her demise and had even shared a priceless throwback pic with the melody queen and captioned it as, “Maa”.

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Credits: Dainik Bhaskar via HT

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Feb 19, 2022 02:56 PM
Leave the woman alone. I suppose even a lifetime of badmouthing her has not been enough, all out of vested interest and one up manship games. Just a "good artist"? Really? A living legend and a musical institution more like it.