Music composer Shameer Tandon shares his experience working with Bappi Lahiri.
Tandon shared, “I have had the privilege to record Bappi Da’s voice under my baton over a decade ago for a Suniel Shetty film. But more recently, I had the honor of giving a break and launching his grandson Rego B under my baton, who is a complete replica of Bappi Da as a composer, singer, artist and performer. It was a prestige to have Rego B, who is going to take the flag of the Lahiri family ahead, sing a few of my compositions. One of his songs ‘Baccha Party Chalu Hai’ released under Saregama music label along with a lavish video produced by Remo D’souza has won a lot of acclaims amongst the children. After which, Bappi Da interacted very closely with me and congratulated me for the phenomenal work I was doing by giving a break to his grandson and identifying the talent in Rego B. During multiple interactions one of the most beautiful things I learned from Bappi Lahiri is when I was talking to him about some past works he said something beautiful, “What I have done in the past is past, we need to now see what I need to do in future and the learning here is what once has already achieved is not something one should tom-tom about or just live with but one should keep planning one what one wants to do in future with one’s work and creativity.”
Shameer Tandon went on to say, “Bappi Da was not the one of the rest his laurels and talk about thousands of songs all of them being super hit, but he was always craving to learn more and that’s the learning I took back when I went. What I also formerly remember about him is that every time I would play some of the songs which I recorded with Rego B his grandson, who is barely 12-13 years’ old he would smile and hug me and said “Hit hai Hit hai” Shameer super hit hai and that’s memory I will always cherish.”