"We might put them in a museum."
Bappi Lahiri, who passed away in February 2022, was a beloved singer and music composer.
Bappi composed hit songs for Bollywood films such as ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Dance Dance’, ‘Chalte Chalte’ and ‘Namak Halaal’.
Apart from his music, Bappi Lahiri was also known for his love of gold.
The composer was popular for his signature fashion statement that included wearing a lot of gold accessories on his hands and neck.
From Vatican City to Hollywood, Bappi Lahiri collected gold pieces from around the world.
In a recent interview with India Today, his son Bappa Lahiri revealed that his father had a deeper connection with gold than he let on.
He said: “Those (gold) were not just fashion statements for dad, it was lucky for him.
“He never travelled without it. Even if it was a 5 am flight, he would wear all the gold.
“It was like his temple and his power. He was spiritually connected with it.”
When asked what the family was planning to do with Bappi Lahiri’s gold collection, Bappa said that they were planning to “preserve it in a museum”.
Bappa added: “So we are going to preserve it. That was his most favourite thing.
“We want people to see his things, so we might put them in a museum.
“He had a collection of shoes, sunglasses, hats, watches, and jewellery which he loved and we would love to showcase it.”
Bappi Lahiri previously spoke about his jewellery and revealed that since 1975, it has brought him good luck.
He had said: “Gold is my lucky charm. When I recorded ‘Zakhmee’, my mummy gave me a gold chain with a locket that has God’s name.
“More gold chains followed with more box-office successes.”
The Disco King’s son had issued a statement soon after his father’s demise that read:
“With great sadness, we announce the loss of my father Shri Bappi Lahiri (Bappi Da).”
“Please keep him in your prayers. He will always be amongst us through the immortal legacy of music, cheer and happiness he has left behind. Bappa Lahiri.”
Bappi Lahiri, famous for popularising the disco sound in the country, passed away on February 15, 2022, at the age of 69.
His last Bollywood song was ‘Bhankas’ from the 2020 film Baaghi 3 and he leaves a lasting legacy in the world of music.