“Babi Lahiri had obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and recurring chest infections,” Dr. Deepak Namjoshi of Criticare Hospital in suburban Juhu confirmed in a statement to CNN Wednesday.
Namgoshi said he was in the hospital for 29 days before being discharged on February 15.
“But after a day at home his health deteriorated again and he was taken back to Kretekir Juhu Hospital in a critical condition and died of his illness around 11.45 pm,” Namgoshi said.
Fondly referred to as the “King of Indian Disco,” Lahiri was known for his love of 1970s-inspired dance rhythms. His signature hits, including 1982’s “Disco Dancer” from the Bollywood film of the same name, helped bring a lively and contemporary sound to Hindi cinema.
India mourned his death on Wednesday, with politicians and celebrities expressing their condolences on social media.
Director Subhash Ghai said Lahiri “made a difference” with his music. “No longer the talented noble teacher but his music is with us,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Actor Akshay Kumar said Lahiri’s voice “was the reason millions of people danced, including me”.
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