New Delhi: Legendary Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam left this world after giving a tough fight to COVID-19. He breathed his last on September 25 at 13:04 pm. He was admitted to Chennai’s MGM Healthcare hospital on August 5 after developing mild symptoms of the deadly novel coronavirus.
After the unfortunate news of his demise broke on the internet, fans and colleagues from the movie industry thronged social media to mourn this death. Kamal Haasan, who even paid a late-night visit to Balasubrahmanyam in hospital yesterday, Dhanush, AR Rahman, Mahesh Babu, Ritiesh Deshmukh and many others extended condolences to the family in this hour of grief.
With profound grief, we regret to inform that S P Balasubrahmanyam had passed away on September 25 at 13:04 hours. We express our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, well-wishers and admirers: MGM Healthcare, Chennai pic.twitter.com/LWuVFmPUtu
— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2020
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एस पी बालासुब्रमण्यम जी के जाने का सुनकर मन की गहराइयों तक एक दर्द भरी टीस उठी।एक दो बार उन्हें मिलने का सौभाग्य प्राप्त हुआ था।उनकी आवाज़ में तो जादू था ही था। उनकी मुस्कुराहट भी आत्मा तक पहुँचती थी। प्रभु उनकी आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें।भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली। ओम शान्ति ओम। pic.twitter.com/Suzjo47rpc
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 25, 2020
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 25, 2020
SP Balasubrahmanyam Sir’s voice dominated my initial years of cinema. He, of course, had been a legend from long before. Sad to learn of his passing. Condolences to his family. #RIPSPB sir
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) 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
Rip SPB sir the voice which will echo in everyone’s house forever, a family member in every household. Ur voice and U will continue to live with us for generations to come. My condolences to his family and dear ones. Thank you sir for everything sir. you will be dearly missed
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) September 25, 2020
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 25, 2020
— Keerthy Suresh (@KeerthyOfficial) 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
RIP #SPBalasubrahmanyam sir. Thank you for the years of creating magic with your memorable singing. Deepest condolences to the family.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 25, 2020
As the memories and conversations with Balu Garu come flooding back so do the tears… I still remember the call I got from him after my film AnnamayyaHe was such a unsaid integrable part of my life… ! #ripspb pic.twitter.com/pK8jYS5ONs
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) September 25, 2020
हम बने तुम बने -एक दूजे के लिए। #SPBalasubrahmanyam ji -thank you for the amazing music: -with a heavy heart I say…साथिया या तूने क्या किया? Rest in glory Sir. Condolences to the family, loved ones & millions of fans world over. pic.twitter.com/YYlc9J1UGT
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 25, 2020
Tragic loss ! The voice of “Prem”, who tugged at the strings of all hearts all over the world is gone. #mainepyaarkiya memories.#SPBalasubramaniam no more!
Strength to his family to tide over this grief.@BeingSalmanKhan #balasubramanyam
— bhagyashree (@bhagyashree123) September 25, 2020
The singer was extremely critical and on Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and other life support measures, his health bulletin confirmed a day back.
SP Balasubrahmanyam has sung songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam movies. In fact, he has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages reportedly. The singer has been showered with several awards and honours in his illustrious singing career.
Your absence will be mourned.
Rest In Peace SP Balasubrahmanyam!