Celebrities and fans have been grieving the death of S P Balasubrahmanyam alike.
Singing legend S P Balasubrahmanyam passed away in a Chennai hospital today. He was undergoing treatment since past two months. Tributes have poured in from all spheres after S P Charan announced his death.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to say that the cultural world lost a gem. He grieved the loss by saying, “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.”
Actor Nagarjuna Akkineni took to twitter to share the grief,” 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 Annamayya. He was such an unsaid integrable part of my life… దాచుకో స్వామి మా బాలుని జాగ్రత్తగా దాచుకో! #ripspb “
Actor Ajay Devgan said, ” 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.”
Fans have been paying tributes since he passed away. A fan named Abii on twitter compiled his best songs in a twitter thread.
The humble legend and gem of a person was an era in himself. He had sung over 40,000 songs in 16 languages and was a receipent of 6 national awards. He was also awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in his lifetime. The music industry has undoubtedly lost a jewel in the crown.