Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on September 25. He was 74. In the first week of August, SPB tested positive for COVID-19. Since it was a mild case of coronavirus, he was asked to self- quarantine himself at his home. However, the singer chose to get himself admitted to the hospital as his family members were concerned about his health. His condition worsened on September 23 and hospital officials treating him said that he is extremely critical.
Director Venkat Prabhu, who is close to his son, SP Charan and his family took to Twitter and shared the sad news. Have a look at his tweet—
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) September 25, 2020
Popularly known as SPB, Balasubrahmanyam made his singing debut in 1966 with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a Telugu film. He has crooned over 40,000 songs in more than 16 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi among others.
He was also a voice-over artist who has lent his voice to Kamal Hassan, whenever the actor’s Tamil films were dubbed in Telugu.
He will be always remembered for his impeccable contribution to the Indian film industry. Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.