Guwahati: The legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away today, September 25 at 1:04 pm due to coronavirus. The multiple National award-winning singer got admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5.
He got recovered as SPB’s son Charan tweeted his father’s health update. However, SP Balasubrahmanyam’s health deteriorated in the last 24 hours. SP Charan told the reporters that “SPB belongs to everyone.
He will live on in his songs. My dad passed away at 1.04 pm”.
Pratibhashaali gayak,madhurbhashi ,bahut nek insan SP Balasubrahmanyam ji ke swargwas ki khabar sunke main bahut vyathit hun.Humne kai gaane saath gaaye,kai shows kiye.Sab baatein yaad aarahi hain.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de.Meri samvedanaayein unke pariwar ke saath hain.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 25, 2020
Unable to process the fact that #SPBalasubramaniam garu is no more. Nothing will ever come close to that soulful voice of his. Rest in peace sir. Your legacy will live on. Heartfelt condolences and strength to the family ?
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) September 25, 2020
I am shocked to learn that our ever smiling SPB garu is no more. This loss to our fraternity is unimaginable. My deepest condolences to his entire family. pic.twitter.com/PJ4Wxk8uiA
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) September 25, 2020
A sad sad day! A great loss to the music industry. #SPBalasubramaniam Garu was an inspiration to many and my all time favourite singer..u wil b missed sir but ur voice wil remain with us forever.. rest in peace sir.. ??
— nithiin (@actor_nithiin) September 25, 2020
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 25, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Balasubrahmanyam ji.Just a few months back I’d interacted with him during a virtual concert in this lockdown..he seemed hale,hearty & his usual legendary self…life is truly unpredictable. My thoughts & prayers with his family??#RIPSPB pic.twitter.com/NytdM7YhBL
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 25, 2020
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) September 25, 2020
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) September 25, 2020
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) September 25, 2020
Singer Asha Bhosle, who has worked with SPB, remembered the time he helped her with Tamil pronunciation for the song she was recording.
In a statement, Asha said, “This year has seen a lot of unfortunate events. And the news of SP Balasubramaniam’s demise that I have heard just now makes me even sadder. He was an amazingly versatile artiste.
His first songs in Hindi with Lakshmikant Pyarelal were amazing. His duet with Lata (Mangeshkar) didi was very memorable. Balu sang a lot of songs for RD Burman and was his friend.”
Talking about the time SPB helped her, Asha said, “He had helped me a lot with my Tamil pronunciation in my song for Ilayaraja. The loss of such a great artiste has left a huge void in the music world. I wish his soul to rest in peace in this musical journey to be one with the almighty. RIP Balu.”