Film personalities from Bengali cinema, including singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo, singer Srikanto Acharya and filmmaker Srijit Mukherji, have paid homage to legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyan. Supriyo remembered the veteran singer as a humble soul. “I had first listened to his music when I studied in class 11 and my love for his meliflous voice which added a new life to lyrics only grew in subsequent years, he told a Bengali TV channel.
The member of parliament recalled a chance meeting with Balasubrahmanyam in San Francisco. “When he learnt that I was staying in same hotel he sent a note requesting me to meet him. And it was an important day for me. He was a great and humble soul,” he said. Acharya said Balasubrahmanyam’s death is great loss of Indian film industry.
“I was so happy to know he was recovering couple of days back. But our hopes were dashed as his condition worsened in last few days. It is a great loss. We need such personalities as guardians who will show us right path, he said. Mukherji shared the lyrics of his popular song from Roja. Singer Iman Chakraborty tweeted ‘RIP Sir.” .