Famous playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, popular as SPB or Balu in the movie world and who recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades, died on Friday afternoon, his son S.P. Charan said. Speaking briefly to the media outside the MGM Healthcare Hospital, Charan said Balasubrahmanyam passed away at 1.04 p.m. and thanked the hospital officials for the treatment and service.
The singer’s body was taken to his residence after embalming for public homage in the evening.
A large number of people gathered at his residence here to have a last glimpse of the singer and pay their respects.
The last rites will be held on Saturday at his farmhouse at Thamaraipakkam near her.