SP Balasubrahmanyam – The Legendary Singer is no more. The 74-year-old singer passed away in Chennai on Friday at 1.04 pm. After testing positive for novel coronavirus, SP Balasubrahmanyam admitted himself to MGM Healthcare Hospital, a private facility.
Initially, he had been on life support since August 14, when his condition became critical. The singer’s son SP Charan then revealed that he was responsive to treatment and expressed hope of a complete recovery. But SPB’s health took a turn for the worse on September 24 and he succumbed to his illness on September 25.
On August 5, the day SP Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to the private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, SPB had gone live on Facebook to reassure his fans, stating that his symptoms were mild.
However, SP Balasubrahmanyam said in his final Facebook video.”Last two to three days I have been having a little discomfort. Discomfort means little chest congestion, which for a singer is nonsense. But I didn’t want to take it easy, so I went to the hospital and checked. So they said it was just a mild, mild, mild, very mild positive of Corona. They said you can stay home and self-quarantine yourself. But I didn’t want to do that. It is very tough in the place with all the family. They are very concerned, they can’t leave you alone. So I got admitted to the hospital.”
SP Balasubrahmanyam will be missed!
Talking about his professional life, SP Balasubrahmanyam was multi-talented. He was a playback singer, voice- artist, and actor. In a career spanning over 50 years, he has sung around 40,000 songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.
Moreover, his prowess in singing earned him numerous accolades including a Padma Bhushan from the President of India and a Guinness record for recording the highest number of songs in a day.
Particularly, he has been the voice of Rajnikanth and Salman Khan in their superhit film songs for a long time, and was considered the ‘singing voice’ of the superstars. His famous songs include dil deewana, pehla pehla pyaar, oruvan oruvan, konji konji and many more.
Salman Khan sadly tweeted on his demise-
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) September 25, 2020
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A Black Day for Music!
SP Balasubhrahmanyam’s sudden death has left many music-lovers heartbroken. His voice was melodious and full of love. This is a loss that feels extremely personal. His voice and music lived through and helped people survive through sadness, happiness, darkness and light. The number of songs of his that has put us to sleep when we couldn’t and made some of our darkest mornings bright is countless. Extremely grateful to have been a part of one among the many generations that loved him, his voice and his music. Nee maraindhaalum, un isai vaazhum. (Even after your demise, your music lives!)
That small smile right in the middle of a sad song, that tiny spark of sadness right in the middle of the happy song, that burst of power during a Hero’s entry song, one can go on and on. That is our SP Balasubhrahmanyam. Such a sad day for music.
There is no death for an artist. SP Balasubrahmanyam voice would continue to stay immortal in this world.
Till music exists, his songs would occupy our playlist!
Rest in Peace, SP Balasubhrahmanyam Sir. You are irreplaceable.
A small tribute to the legend, an ode to the range that he possessed. A song for every emotion, every mood, and every occasion, spanning decades across generations.
We salute you, Sir.
Co-written and Edited by Abisha Jasmine!