New Delhi, Sep 25, 2020: Legendary Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on Friday afternoon at 1.04 pm after a long battle with COVID-19. He was admitted to Chennai’s MGM Healthcare hospital on August 5 after developing mild symptoms of the deadly novel coronavirus.
His mortal remains arrived at Chennai residence on September 25, 2020 evening. ANI posted a few pictures on Twitter:
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, Salman Khan, Dhanush, AR Rahman, Mahesh Babu, Ritiesh Deshmukh and many others extended condolences to the family in this hour of grief.
The singer, also known as SPB, 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.