Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday at the age of 74. He was admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai on August 5 and shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital after his health deteriorated. On Thursday, his condition further worsened and he was put on maximum life support. But unfortunately he breathed his last.
On hearing the news of SPB’s demise, professionals from film industries across India poured in their condolences. SPB had a prolific career as a playback singer and musician and he is credited in over 40,000 songs in 16 different languages.
Here’s looking at how celebrities reacted to the sad news of SPB’s death on Friday.
#RIP Balu sir … you have been my voice for many years … your voice and your memories will live with me forever … I will truly miss you … pic.twitter.com/oeHgH6F6i4— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) September 25, 2020
அன்னைய்யா S.P.B அவர்களின் குரலின் நிழல் பதிப்பாக பல காலம் வாழ்ந்தது எனக்கு வாய்த்த பேறு.ஏழு தலைமுறைக்கும் அவர் புகழ் வாழும். pic.twitter.com/9P4FGJSL4T
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 25, 2020
Unable to process the fact that #SPBalasubramaniam garu is no more. Nothing will ever come close to that soulful voice of his. Rest in peace sir. Your legacy will live on. Heartfelt condolences and strength to the family 🙏— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) September 25, 2020
हम बने तुम बने -एक दूजे के लिए। #SPBalasubrahmanyam ji -thank you for the amazing music: -with a heavy heart I say…साथिया या तूने क्या किया? Rest in glory Sir. Condolences to the family, loved ones & millions of fans world over. pic.twitter.com/YYlc9J1UGT— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 25, 2020
Pratibhashaali gayak,madhurbhashi ,bahut nek insan SP Balasubrahmanyam ji ke swargwas ki khabar sunke main bahut vyathit hun.Humne kai gaane saath gaaye,kai shows kiye.Sab baatein yaad aarahi hain.Ishwar unki aatma ko shanti de.Meri samvedanaayein unke pariwar ke saath hain.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) September 25, 2020
Extremely saddened on hearing the demise of the Veteran Prolific Versatile Singer #SPBalasubramaniam Sir , who redefined singing. My deepest condolences to his family members & millions of admirers globally. #OmShanti 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/TSMVx6aNWC— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) September 25, 2020
SP Balasubrahmanyam Sir’s voice dominated my initial years of cinema. He, of course, had been a legend from long before. Sad 😞 to learn of his passing. Condolences to his family. #RIPSPB sir 🙏🏻— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 25, 2020
Rest in peace #SPB garu. Very sad to hear this devastating news of the greatest, the legendary #SPBalasubrahmanyam passing away. We were so hopeful that he was on the path to recovery. pic.twitter.com/SnpXYWOXmh— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) September 25, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family. This is really sad news indeed. Have loved all his songs. His voice and style was unparalleled. May you Rest in peace sir !!🙏🏻 #SPBalasubrahmanyam pic.twitter.com/aLyoMPHYuB— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) September 25, 2020
Sad and a heartbreaking day #SPBalasubrahmanyam . Lived his life beautifully, contributing to society his passion and music. His voice will live on forever. May he rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏— Radikaa Sarathkumar (@realradikaa) September 25, 2020
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Very sad to hear about the demise of the legend Shri #SPBalasubramaniam Garu…It’s a huge loss to not just the film fraternity but also our nation.Our prayers and condolences to the family.May his soul rest in peace…#RIPSPB 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/Nqu5Api6EU— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) September 25, 2020
Rip SPB sir 💔💔the voice which will echo in everyone’s house forever, a family member in every household. Ur voice and U will continue to live with us for generations to come. My condolences to his family and dear ones. Thank you sir for everything sir. you will be dearly missed— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) September 25, 2020
SPB is survived by his wife, daughter Pallavi and son SP Charan.