Veteran Bollywood Playback singer, SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday at a hospital in Chennai. He was popularly known as SPB, and was admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5, as he was tested positive for COVID-19 and had been on life support due to his extremely critical condition in the last few days of his life. Earlier this month, the son of the playback singer, SP Charan, who is a film-maker, revealed that his father had tested negative for COVID-19. But he continues to be on ventilator. In this article, we will be talking about the legacy of the late singer and how the celebrity world has reacted to the demise of this legend.
SP Charan shared an IGTV video on his official Instagram handle in which he revealed that his father had been tested negative for the COVID-19 now, but he is still on the ventilator.
The late singer had been hospitalised almost two months ago with mild symptoms of the coronavirus, and he also shared a video post on Facebook. He passed away at the age of 74, and he had sung over 40,000 songs in his career span extending to nearly 55 years. It led to an outpour of tributes and condolences on the social media platforms.
Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam Passes Away at 74 | Celebrities Offered Condolences.
Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, tweeted from his official Twitter account, saying that with the unfortunate demise of Shri SP Balasubrahmanyam, the cultural world is a lot poorer. A household name across the country, his melodious voice and Music enthralled audiences for decades. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.
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
The President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind, also took their grief to their Twitter handle to offer condolences. He wrote that in the passing of the music legend, SPB, Indian Music had lost one of his most melodious voices. Called Paadum Nila or Singing Moon by his numerous fans, he was also honoured with Padma Bhushan and may other National Awards.
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.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 25, 2020
Mr Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India, said in his tribute that he would forever remain in our memories through his melodious voice and unparalleled music compositions. He added that he is deeply saddened by the passing away of the legendary musician and playback singer. His condolences are with the family of the late singer and Padma Bhushan Award winner.