The ashes of Bappi Lahiri, dubbed by many as Bollywood’s ‘King of Disco’ were immersed in the Hooghly river on Thursday.
His son Bappa Lahiri, wife Chitrani and daughter Rima Lahiri took the ashes of the well-known music director and singer on its last journey on a boat from Kolkata’s Outram Ghat and scattered it in the Hooghly, 16 days after the Bollywood pop-music icon died.
The family flew down from Mumbai earlier in the day and performed religious rituals amid chanting of `Mantras’ (prayers) by a priest.
West Bengal minister Sujit Bose was present on behalf of the state to offer assistance to the family.
The ashes of Bappi’s father Aparesh Lahiri had also been immersed in the river, considered sacred by devout Hindus.
(With inputs from agencies)