Veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri has been admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai after testing positive for COVID-19, the singer’s spokesperson confirmed.
On behalf of Bappi Lahiri, the spokesperson said: “Despite all precautions, unfortunately Mr. Bappi Lahiri tested positive for COVID-19. He is under very good and expert care at Breach Hospital Candy. Bappi dada’s family is asking everyone who has come in contact with him in the recent past to get tested as a precaution. “
The spokesperson further added, “He seeks blessings and wishes from his fans, friends and everyone in India and abroad. On behalf of Bappi Da, we convey his message to all of his supporters and fans to keep them healthy, stay blessed. ”
Earlier in March, Bappi Da, as he is affectionately known, revealed that he had registered for the COVID-19 vaccine. However, it is not known whether he took the first injection of the vaccine.
Bappi Da had written in an Instagram post: “I just pre-registered for my # COVID19Vaccine – what are you waiting for! As soon as I found out that we are over 60 and those between 45-59 years old with a co-morbidity are now able to get our jab booked, I felt a sense of relief that the end of this pandemic is in sight. It was quick and easy to register on Cowin.gov.in ( link in bio) and I urge all my friends in this age range to do the same! ”
He added: “Please pre-register in advance as it is much more efficient than walk-in tours, which should be after 3 p.m. Just take your Aadhaar, Voter’s or any other card. Government ID containing your photo, gender and date of birth Join me and millions of others over 60 to pre-register for your vaccine, today to protect yourself, your family and India. # Unite2FightCorona #LargestVaccineDrive #VaccineVarta #CoWin. “
(With ANI entries)