Music Legend- S P Balasubrahmanyam Dies at 74||Receives Rich Tributes From India
S P Balasubrahmanyam was an Indian musician, music director, playback singer, dubbing artist, actor and film producer who worked mainly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam. He has won 6 National Awards for Best Male Playback singer for his prestigious career of over 5 decades.
Legendary and most talented artist SP Balasubrahmanyam died today (25th Sept. 2020) in Chennai at the age of 74. The renowned singer was paid quite rich tributes across India by many politicians and celebrities on social media.
For over 5 decades he gave 40,000 compositions in 16 different languages. He worked massively for Ilaiyaraaja, A R Rahman and other composers. He also sang for other Bollywood actors as Salman Khan and Kamal Haasan.
Mr Balasubrahmanyam had undergone almost 2 months of treatment and had been in hospital since 5th Aug., he was also tested positive for Corona Virus. Later after a month he tested negative still he couldn’t be taken off the ventilator. MGM Healthcare informed in a medical bulletin that his condition got worst in the last 24 hrs and that he was on max life support.
Before he was tested positive for corona virus, Mr. Balasubrahmanyam composed a song on Corona to spread out the awareness on this deadly pathogen and its effect.
"I composed this number. Let us listen to this... it is not more musical, it is more lyrical," Mr. Balasubrahmanyam said months ago
Social media was filled with rich Eulogies and tributes for Mr. Balasubrahmanyam,
let’s have a look at them:
"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 (sic),"- PM Narendra Modi said.
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. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 25, 2020
"Deeply saddened by the passing away of legendary musician and playback singer Padma Bhushan, S. P. 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 (sic)," - Home Minister Amit Shah
President Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet said: "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."
"My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mr S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. His songs touched millions of hearts in many languages. His voice will live on,"- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mr S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. His songs touched millions of hearts in many languages. His voice will live on.#RIPSPB — Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 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," -Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu
Saddened at unfortunate demise of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam.
The Padma Bhushan awardee has made lasting contribution to nation's rich musical legacy. His melodious voice will live on through his songs
My condolences to his friends, family & fans. ॐ शांति#RIPSPB pic.twitter.com/48y0iQw2V0 — Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 25, 2020
We grew up listening to his melodious songs. Deeply saddened by the passing away of legendary playback singer Padma Bhushan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ji. My condolences to his family & followers. Om Shanti???? pic.twitter.com/YAokkqy188 — Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 25, 2020
"one of the nicest persons I have met". -Actor-politician Kamal Haasan
"His fame will live for seven generations."- chess player Vishwanathan Anand said as he remembered his interaction with the singer.
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
"Grieved to hear of the passing of a true legend of music, SP Balasubrahmanyam. His golden voice will be remembered for generations. Condolences to his family, many admirers and colleagues in the music industry," -West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Remembering his interaction with the legendary singer, chess player Vishwanathan Anand said, "He was my first sponsor".
Really sad to hear about the passing away of such a great yet simple person. He was my first sponsor! He sponsored our team Chennai Colts in the national team championship in 1983. One of the nicest persons I have met. His music gave us such joy #RIPSPB — Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) September 25, 2020