Tributes for SP Balasubrahmanyam who ruled Bollywood in the 1990s have been pouring in on social media from celebrities, sportsmen, musicians, and politicians alike
Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on September 25 at a Chennai Hospital, where he had been battling COVID-19 for over a month.
He is survived by his wife Savithri, daughter Pallavi and son SP Charan.
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
Home Minister Amit Shah also mourned SP Balasubrahmanyam’s demise and wrote: “Deeply saddened by the passing away of legendary musician and playback singer Padma Bhushan, SP Balasubrahmanyam ji.”
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Deeply saddened by the passing away of legendary musician and playback singer Padma Bhushan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam ji. He will forever remain in our memories through his melodious voice & unparalleled music compositions. My condolences are with his family & followers. Om Shanti— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 25, 2020
Tributes for the South Indian playback singer who ruled Bollywood in the 1990s also poured in from celebrities, sportsmen, musicians, and politicians alike, who mourned the loss of "a great human being and an incredible singer".
Great human being and an incredible singer...lucky to have had him dub for me...give his voice to my performances in my first Telugu and Kannada film...SP Balasubrahmanyam will be missed truly...my heartfelt condolences & prayers to the family... pic.twitter.com/bdQWiuXlQD
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) September 25, 2020
I am severely pained by the sad demise of renowned singer Shri. SP Balasubrahmanyam. Reaching the pinnacle of music in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi is an unassailable achievement. This is a great loss to our nation, especially to the field of music.— H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) 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