BH CORRESPONDENT, Chennai: Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on Friday. He was 74.
In the first week of August, SP Balasubrahmanyam, fondly called SPB, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Since it was a mild case of Covid-19, SPB was asked to quarantine himself at home. However, on a Facebook post on August 5, he wrote that he is getting hospitalised as his family members were concerned. His condition deteriorated on September 23 and he was deemed extremely critical.
His son, SP Charan said, “My dad breathed his last at 1:04 pm. Thank you everyone for your prayers. My dad will live long till his fans remember him.”
Know for singing several memorable and soulful songs in Bollywood films like Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Hum Saath-Saath Hain, his demise shocked the film and music industry with actors, directors and music composers expressing condolences.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 25, 2020
Actor Dhanush wrote, “Rip SPB sir 💔💔the voice which will echo in everyone’s house forever, a family member in every household. Ur voice and U will continue to live with us for generations to come. My condolences to his family and dear ones. Thank you sir for everything sir. you will be dearly missed.”
Rip SPB sir 💔💔the voice which will echo in everyone’s house forever, a family member in every household. Ur voice and U will continue to live with us for generations to come. My condolences to his family and dear ones. Thank you sir for everything sir. you will be dearly missed
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) September 25, 2020
हम बने तुम बने -एक दूजे के लिए। #SPBalasubrahmanyam ji -thank you for the amazing music: -with a heavy heart I say…साथिया या तूने क्या किया? Rest in glory Sir. Condolences to the family, loved ones & millions of fans world over. pic.twitter.com/YYlc9J1UGT
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 25, 2020
Shocked at the tragic demise of the legendary musician Shri S.P. Balasubrahmanyam. He leaves a void in the world of music that is virtually impossible to fill. #SPBalasubrahmanyam pic.twitter.com/JqEsaJoqyD
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 25, 2020
Chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote, “Shocked to learn about the passing away of one of the most versatile singers, a legend, India’s pride Padma Shri #SPBalasubrahmanyam. I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends. He filled the lives of millions of people with joy and happiness with his voice.”
Rest in peace #SPB garu. Very sad to hear this devastating news of the greatest, the legendary #SPBalasubrahmanyam passing away. We were so hopeful that he was on the path to recovery. pic.twitter.com/SnpXYWOXmh
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) September 25, 2020