Another day into 2020, and we have another grave headline. The veteran singer SP Balasubramaniam dies at the age of 74 today. The news has deeply saddened many prominent celebrities and netizens. From the Indian to many established Bollywood personalities have expressed their grief for the late singer and his family through social media.
Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Friday, 25th September 2020. 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.
The official statement from MGM Healthcare in Chennai said that despite maximal life support measures, the singer died of a cardio-respiratory arrest. The singer had been admitted to MGM Healthcare since August 5th after he tested positive for coronavirus. However, he tested negative for Covid-19 on September 5th.
“In a further setback this morning, despite maximal life support measures and the best efforts of the clinical team, his condition deteriorated further and he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest. With profound grief, we regret to inform you that he has passed away on September 25th at 13.04 hours,” MGM Healthcare said in a media release.
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His mortal remains will be taken to his farmhouse on the outskirts of Chennai tonight, and he will be laid to rest there post 10:30 am tomorrow. Common people as well as members of the film fraternity had got together to organize mass prayers hoping for his recovery while he was in the hospital. Even tributes from across the political spectrum poured in after the death of the Padma Shri award-winning musician with several political leaders mourning India’s loss of cultural voice.
“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,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
Even veteran actress Asha Bhosle released an official statement. She said, “This year has seen a lot of unfortunate events. And the news of SP Balasubramaniam’s demise that I have heard just now makes me even sadder. He was an amazingly versatile artist. His first songs after South, in Hindi with Lakshmikant Pyarelal, were amazing. His duet with Lata didi was very memorable. Balu sang a lot of songs for RD Burman and was his friend. He had helped me a lot with my Tamil pronunciation in my song for Ilayaraja. The loss of such a great artist has left a huge void in the music world. I wish his soul to rest in peace in this musical journey to be one with the almighty. RIP Balu.”
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