The Indian movie industry has been dealt its biggest blow as the legendary singer S.P. Balasubramanyam lost his life after a long fight with COVID-19 at the age of 74. The singer underwent treatment for almost 15 days in MGM hospital in Chennai and today at 1:05, SPB took his last breath. The entire nation and especially the South Indian states, where SPB is hugely popular is in a state of shock over the news of his demise.
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam was considered one of the greatest playback singers and has crooned over 40,000 songs in languages like Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam in a career span of five decades. He garnered six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works in four different languages and is also a proud recipient of the highest civilian award like the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan, from the Government of India.
Here are few tweets by South celebs who are deep grief over the musical maestro’s death:
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
తెలుగు వారి ఆరాధ్య స్వరం మూగబోయింది. భారతీయ సంగీతం తన ముద్దు బిడ్డను కోల్పోయింది. ఐదు దశాబ్దాలకు పైగా,16 భాషల్లో 40 వేలకు పైగా పాటలకు జీవం పోసిన గాన గాంధర్వ , పద్మ భూషణ్ ఎస్పీ బాలసుబ్రహ్మణ్యం గారు ఇక లేరు అనే వార్త తీవ్రం గా కలచివేసింది. ఈ భువి లో సంగీతం ఉన్నంత కాలం మీరు అమరులే pic.twitter.com/HGbIfa0yyH
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) September 25, 2020
Heartbroken!! RIP SP Balu garu. pic.twitter.com/YTgZEBdvo9
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) September 25, 2020
I am shocked to learn that our ever smiling SPB garu is no more. This loss to our fraternity is unimaginable. My deepest condolences to his entire family. pic.twitter.com/PJ4Wxk8uiA
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) September 25, 2020
— Naga Shaurya (@IamNagashaurya) September 25, 2020
నా ప్రియమైన బాలు,
సంగీత ప్రపంచంలో నిశ్శబ్దం ఆవరించింది..!!
సరిగమలన్నీ కన్నీళ్లు పెడుతున్నాయి..!!
నువ్వు లేని లోటు తీర్చలేనిది..!! pic.twitter.com/mKXeSejvgG
— Raghavendra Rao K (@Ragavendraraoba) September 25, 2020
A sad sad day! A great loss to the music industry. #SPBalasubramaniam Garu was an inspiration to many and my all time favourite singer..u wil b missed sir but ur voice wil remain with us forever.. rest in peace sir.. 🙏🙏
— nithiin (@actor_nithiin) 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
Balu sir thank you for your contribution to the film industry..
You will live forever through your voice!
Rest in peace Balu garu!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/SHib55MGta
— Varun Tej Konidela 🥊 (@IAmVarunTej) September 25, 2020
My heart is broken in to a million songs!
The only time I called home and told Anju to get Junnu to shoot was when I was shooting with Balu gaaru .. told her he needs to have a picture with the Legend.
He will be celebrated as long as music lives! pic.twitter.com/JJ6MsupuNl
— Nani (@NameisNani) September 25, 2020
A voice which made us laugh,which made us cry, you’ll live with us forever, my deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏼 you’ll be missed SPB sir pic.twitter.com/iZf9TUy3FQ
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) September 25, 2020
— Anil Ravipudi (@AnilRavipudi) September 25, 2020
— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) September 25, 2020
Feeling sad that legend #SPBalasubramaniam is no more. Ending his ERA of the voice of melody but his songs will always be with us strong and heart touching forever.
I will always miss you RIP#RIPSPB
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) September 25, 2020
Deeply saddened by the loss of #SPBalasubramaniam sir.. thankyou for your artistry and your kind words.may the halls of heaven be filled with your resplendent voice. You were family and the loss is heartbreaking
— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) September 25, 2020
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) September 25, 2020
గాన గాంధర్వ అనే పదానికి నిలువెత్తు నిదర్శనంగా, తెలుగు, తమిళ, హిందీ భాషలతో పాటు 13 కు పైగా భారతీయ భాషలలో 40 వేలకు పైగా పాటలకు తన సుమధుర స్వరం తో ప్రాణం పోసిన ఎస్పీ బాలసుబ్రహ్మణ్యం గారు ఇక లేరు అనే వార్త చాలా బాధాకరం! Rest in Peace Balu sir. You are irreplaceable!
— Kalyanram Nandamuri (@NANDAMURIKALYAN) September 25, 2020
We lost a legend today #SPBalasubrahmanyan. Over 17,000 songs across 17 languages, his voice united music lovers across generations and regions. Your legacy of songs shall always keep your memories alive. Deepest condolences to the family. #ripspb pic.twitter.com/vfsSihNWar
— Boney Kapoor (@BoneyKapoor) September 25, 2020
Extremely sad to hear the news of SP Balasubramaniam Garu’s passing. We have lost a legend today. I’ve had the privilege to work with him in some of my best movies like Prema and Pavitra Bandham. Your legacy will live on Sir!
My heartfelt condolences to the family. RIP🙏 #RIPSPB pic.twitter.com/NjjcdSg2l1
— Venkatesh Daggubati (@VenkyMama) September 25, 2020
Deeply saddened & heart broken to hear that the legendary singer #SPBalasubrahmanyam garu is no more. Great loss to Indian cinema. May his soul rest in peace 🙏
My deepest condolences to his family! Sir you will always be in our hearts and souls 🙏#ripspb pic.twitter.com/EbpL0yjvki
— MM*🙏🏻❤️ (@HeroManoj1) September 25, 2020
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) September 25, 2020
Dearest SPB sir,
This feels like such a personal loss💔
I am honoured and proud to have been part of films in which you sung.
Thank you for the music🎶🙏🏻
Legends are forever.
— Trish (@trishtrashers) September 25, 2020
Sad sad day when a legend leaves us 💔 I still remember reading an article as a kid which said
‘వెయ్యి గొంతుల బాలు!’ and it stuck with me all my life 🙏
His talent and contribution to cinema and music cannot be described in words…#RIPSPB Sir 🙏 pic.twitter.com/gnvpuXX9XX
— Sushanth A (@iamSushanthA) September 25, 2020
— SRIKANTH MEKA (@actorsrikanth) September 25, 2020
— Pragya Jaiswal (@ItsMePragya) September 25, 2020
Mammmmmmmaaaaa 😢 not Able to control my tears .
Will misssss U dear maammmmmaaa 😔👏🏾
Heart 💔 is So HEAVY 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/niu0dQ0je7
— thaman S (@MusicThaman) September 25, 2020