Sep 25, 2020

Legendary singer SP Balasubramanyam passes away

Legendary singer SP Balasubramanyam, who had tested positive for Covid-19 , passed away today at the age of 74. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chennai and was admitted there on August 5 after he showed mild Covid-19 symptoms.

However, in the last 24 hours, his condition had deteriorated further, warranting maximal life support. Hospital authorities had confirmed that the singer was on life support.

SP Balasubramanyam reportedly had mild fever on Wednesday and the hospital authorities had stated that the singer was in extreme critical condition. Having lost a celebrated musician, the nation is in shock and fans of SP Balasubramanyam are in grief. Social media is flooded with condolences, from celebrities and fans of the late musician.

Previously, it was reported that SP Balasubramanyam was responding well to the treatment and was also expected to be discharged. Director Venkat Prabhu is the one who first shared the news on his Twitter page, and shocked the fans. SPB may have left this world, but his soulful songs will keep his legacy alive.

SP Balasubramanyam has crooned over 1000 songs for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam films. He has entertained people of various generations. SP Balasubramanyam was honored with a Padma Shri (fourth-highest civilian award) in 2001 and Padma Bhushan (third-highest civilian award) in 2011 by the Government of India for his contribution to cinema.

SP Balasubramanyam started his cinematic journey in 1966 with the Telugu film 'Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna' and then there was no looking back, he made an extraordinary contribution to music across many languages.

SP Balasubramanyam had crooned popular Bollywood songs like 'Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali', 'Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai', 'Tere Mere Beech Mein' and 'Mere Jeevan Saathi' to name a few. Apart from singing, SP Balasubramanyam had also played a few memorable roles in Tamil films like 'Keladi Kanmani', 'Sigaram', 'Kadhalan', 'Priyamaanavale', winning fans with his memorable acts in front of the camera.

(Times of India)

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