Lahiri in 2017
|Birth name||Alokesh Lahiri|
|Born||27 November 1952|
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
|Instruments||Vocals, tabla, piano, drums, guitar, saxophone, bongos, dholak|
|Labels||BL Sound, Saregama, Venus Records & Tapes, T-Series, Tips Industries, Universal Music Group, Abbey Road Studios, Planet LA Records|
Alokesh “Bappi” Lahiri (born 27 November 1952) is an Indian singer, composer, dancer, politician, disco musician, actor and record producer. He popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions. He has composed some songs for Prosenjit Chatterjee. He and Prosenjit had delivered major box office successes like Amar Sangi, Asha O Bhalobasha, Amar Tumi, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha and so. He was popular in the 1980s and 1990s with filmi soundtracks such as Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, Commando, Saaheb, Gang Leader, Sailaab and Sharaabi. Lahiri joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Srirampur in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election and lost.
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