Bollywood / Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passes away aged 74 in Chennai

Zoom News : Sep 25, 2020, 04:41 PM
Chennai: Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam aka SPB breathed his last on September 25 due to illness. 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. He chose to get himself hospitalised as his family members were concerned. His condition deteriorated on September 23 and he was deemed extremely critical.

His son, SP Charan, confirmed the news of his death.

The President of India Ramnath Kovind also expressed grief on Twitter and mourned India’s loss of one of its melodious voices.

“In the passing of music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam Indian music has lost one of its most melodious voices. Called ‘Paadum Nila’ or ‘Singing Moon’ by his countless fans, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan and many National Awards. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers,” President Kovind wrote on Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of SP Balasubramanyamm, saying with the passing away of the legendary singer, the cultural world has become a lot poorer.

“With the unfortunate demise of Shri SP Balasubrahmanyam, our cultural world is a lot poorer. A household name across India, his melodious voice and music enthralled audiences for decades. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” PM Modi said in a tweet.

Union home minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter to condole Balasubrahmanyam’s death and said he would forever remain in people’s memories through his melodious voice and unparalleled music compositions.

“Deeply saddened by the passing away of legendary musician and playback singer Padma Bhushan, SP Balasubrahmanyam ji. He will forever remain in our memories through his melodious voice & unparalleled music compositions. My condolences are with his family & followers. Om Shanti,” Shah tweeted.