NEZ Global Icon Award for Bappi Lahiri
Four and half decades in the industry and yet rediscovering himself… fresh with every attempt... From Zeenat Aman to Parveen Babi to Vidya Balan… they all go Ooh la la over Bappi Lahiri... And now, Kolkata once again lauded its musical genius son Bappi Lahiri by bestowing on the prestigious NEZ Global Icon Award at the NEZ International Film Festival. Bappi da received the award in the hands of award-winning filmmaker Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar, Producer Rita Jhawar and actress Rokeya Prachy from Bangladesh.
Enthused Bappi Lahiri, "I have won accolades from around the globe but to be here in my own city Kolkata and to be appreciated and honoured here is a different feeling altogether. I am overjoyed to have received the NEZ Global Icon Award today. I have been associated with filmmaker Sudeep Ranjan Sarkar for a while now and I am really looking forward to work with him in future."
"Bappi da has composed over 5000 songs in over 600 films in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu,
Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Odia,Bhojpu i, Assamese. He is also the Guinness Book of Records holder for recording over 180 songs for 33 films in 1986, a record he has since beaten many times over. And he is also a prominent face in Hollywood making India proud there… Therefore we thought there be could no one better than Bappi da for the Global Icon Award," averred filmmaker Sudeeep Ranjan Sarkar who is also the Director at NEZ International Film Festival.