Bollywood singer S P Balasubrahmanyam passed on at the age of 74 on Friday. “It’s my good fortune that I was the shadow image of SPB’s voice for a long time. His fame will live for 7 generations.”
Legendary Bollywood singer S P Balasubrahmanyam passed on Friday. He had been admitted to the hospital since August 5 and received medical treatment since. He passed on at the age of 74. Several people took to social media to express their condolences and heartbreak over the death of the well renowned singer.
The funeral for the vocal maestro will be held on Saturday morning. Prior to that, a public homage will be permitted. This year has been insignificant in bollywood as the industry lost major gems of its crown such as Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Saroj Khan and now Mr. Balasubrahmanyam.
India Grieves over the loss
Tributes and emotions poured out on Social Media . Two of Mr. Balasubrahmanyam’s top collaborators Kamal Haasan and A R Rahman dedicated eulogy posts to the famed singer. Kamal Haasan had visited the hospital on Thursday expressed: “It’s my good fortune that I was the shadow image of SPB’s voice for a long time. His fame will live for 7 generations.” He penned the tweet in Tamil.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “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.”
President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed his heartbreak over twitter: “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.”
S P Charan, who is S P Balasubrahmanyam’s son, had been updating everyone about his Father’s health on social media. A day ago, he took to Instagram and posted that S P Balasubrahmanyam was making “steady progress” and has been undergoing physiotherapy. He was “eager to leave the hospital as early as possible,” S P Charan wrote. (Source: NDTV)