The legendary singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, who was hospitalized in August after testing positive for COVID-19, died on Friday afternoon at a private hospital in Chennai, He was aged 74
Balasubrahmanyam was hospitalized in August at MGM Healthcare after testing positive for COVID-19, and while he reportedly did well initially, he took a turn for the worse, and was put on a ventilator and ECMO support (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
He has sung over 40,000 songs in as many as 16 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.
Previously, it was reported that SP Balasubramanyam was responding well to the treatment and was also expected to be discharged. Director Venkat Prabhu is the one who first shared the news on his Twitter page, and shocked the fans. SPB may have left this world, but his soulful songs will keep his legacy alive.
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) September 25, 2020
Many of the celebs and cricketers reacted on social media after his demise ,Here is some of them
I am shocked to learn that our ever smiling SPB garu is no more. This loss to our fraternity is unimaginable. My deepest condolences to his entire family. pic.twitter.com/PJ4Wxk8uiA
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) September 25, 2020
Shattered to hear about passing of SPB sir. A Legend of Indian Cinema. His songs will reverberate forever. His friendship, love for the game and our chennai meetings will be cherished forever. My heartfelt condolences to Sudakar, Sailaja, Charan and rest of family and fans. 🙏🏽
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 25, 2020
Dearest SPB sir,
This feels like such a personal loss💔
I am honoured and proud to have been part of films in which you sung.
Thank you for the music🎶🙏🏻
Legends are forever.
— Trish (@trishtrashers) September 25, 2020
SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last at 1:04 PM on September 25.
SP Balasubrahmanyam’s untimely demise has come as a huge shock for the South film industry. Celebrities and fans are shocked to know that the singer with an infectious smile is no more. They have been taking to social media to share their grief.
SPB was also bestowed with Padma Shri Award in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.