Carnatic exponent Balamuralikrishna no more

 Legendary vocalist M Balamuralikrishna, who started as a child prodigy passed away

Legendary vocalist M Balamuralikrishna, who first exploded on the Carnatic music scene as a child prodigy and later strode classical and cinema worlds effortlessly across generations, passed away.The 86-year-old veteran was not keeping well for some time and breathed his last today at his residence here, his family sources told PTI.

New Delhi: File photo of Veteran carnatic musician M. Balamuralikrishna who passed away in Chennai on Tuesday. Blamuralikrishna acted as Narada in Telugu movie ''Bhakta Prahalada''. He has rendered some unforgettable playback songs too. He  was honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 1991. PTI Photo  (PTI11_22_2016_000281B)