The legendary singer, who was hospitalised in August after testing positive for COVID-19, died at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 74. Balasubrahmanyam was hospitalised 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.
Popularly known as SPB, Balasubrahmanyam has sung over 40,000 songs in as many as 16 languages including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter both are playback singers.
Balasubrahmanyam sang thousands of songs in South Indian languages and in Hindi for five decades for generations of actors and was the winner of six national awards.
SPB is no more, but his voice will live in our hearts.