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A 'desi' disco legend - How Bappi Lahiri made the impossible possible in Bollywood

Five years short of five decades, the Hindi film industry still can't have enough of the music composer and his 'gold' standard.

There are many things about Bollywood music composers to croon over, but few that can rival the joy of listening to a Bappi da song.

Those of you who swear by the rich, artistic and nuanced musical traditions of India can only be looked at with pity if you had the misfortune of underestimating the cult of Bappi Lahiri.

This is a man who stirred the disco-electronic cauldron of India and the public absolutely loved the synthesized-seismic impact that he had

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