Indian singer S.P. Balasubramaniam passed away at the age of 74. He died at 1.04pm on Friday while being treated at the MGM hospital on Nelson Manikkam Road, Arumbakkam, Chennai.
He was admitted to the hospital on August 5 due to Covid-19. Even though he was tested negative for Covid on September 7, still he wasn’t moved from the ventilator because of respiratory issues.
His son SP Charan had made it clear on social media that his health was improving and he was responding to physiotherapy. However, last day the hospital sources said that his condition was critical.
SPB was a world-renowned multi-talented singer, music director, actor and dubbing artist who has surpassed South India. He has sung over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages, including South Indian and Hindi.
He has received six National Awards, 25 Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Kalaimamani, Awards from the Governments of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. He has also won Bollywood and South Indian Filmfare Awards.
He was honored by the country with the NTR National Award in 2012 for his contribution to Indian cinema. He has also received Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.