President Kovind, PM Modi, Amit Shah condole death of SP Balasubramaniam


Guwahati:  Veteran playback singer SP Balasubramaniam passed away on Friday at a Chennai hospital. Balasubramaniam, popularly known as SPB, was admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5 for Covid-19 and had been on life support due to his extremely critical condition in the last few days.

The news led to an outpour of tributes and condolences on social media.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of SP Balasubramanyamm, saying that 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.

President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter to offer condolences, writing, “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.”

Home Minister Amit Shah in his tribute said, “He will forever remain in our memories through his melodious voice & unparalleled music compositions.”


Balasubrahmanyam, who has worked across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam film industries and rendered thousands of ever-green songs, was admitted to the hospital in Chennai on August 5 following complaints of cold and “on and off” fever for two-three days then.