Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam was in critical condition after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August. He was on maximum life support in Chennai's MGM Healthcare Hospital and breathed his last on September 25. As tributes have been pouring in from all corners, Amitabh Bachchan also paid tribute to him.
Sharing a picture, Amitabh Bachchan said SPB had "God gifted voice". "In the middle of the work schedule, the mind works at a tangent that brings emotion for the departed - SP Balasubrahmanyam the God gifted voice gone silent. And day on day the very special have left us for the heavens and as they would often say 'to a better place.' The pandemic claims yet another gem, the voice of great divinity and soul," Bachchan wrote on his blog during the weekend.
"Long years ago at a function, I had had the honour of meeting him. A simple, modest human, despite the immense celebrity he was bestowed with. But the work continues .. life needs the momentum to keep moving ..and so we do," he wrote.
SP Balasubrahmanyam was given a 24-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police on Saturday and was laid to rest at his farmhouse.
SP Balasubrahmanyam worked on over 40, 000 songs in 16 languages. He extensively worked with well-known musicians and even won six National Awards. He was also honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.
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