S P BALASUBRAMANYAM – END OF A GLORIOUS ERA
Posted date: 25 Fri, Sep 2020 – 02:52:48 PM
One of the epoch making playback singers of this sub continent S P Balasubramanyam era has come to an end on this earth at the age of 74 years singing over 40000 songs. More than 45 years SPB never stopped singing and enthralling from his golden voice.
The Guinness record holder SPB has a special place in the hearts of Kannadigas because of his over 18000 renderings. He is the one playback singer who sang in 25 years what he should have sung in 50 years of his career.
SPB finally bid good bye to life at 1.04 am on Friday – he battled for life from August 5 to September 25 – 50 plus days in the MGM hospital, Chennai. The health condition of SPB from Corona Pandemic recovered to negative suggestions in his health a few days ago. He was still on a ventilator. He responded to his son Charan for a few days consuming liquid food.
The sudden shock came on Thursday evening 24th September, 2020 when MGM hospital in Chennai released a health bulletin that was point of no return for the legendary singer.
SPB name needs no introduction. SP Balu, SPB started his career from Shri Shri Maryada Ramanna and his first Kannada film song was in Nakkare Ade Swarga. He went on to sing in for three generations of actors.
The last song of SPB was for the film ‘Mayabazaar 2016’ of PRK Banner. He had the unparalleled ability to change the voice according to the actor.
SPB was a great actor too besides a good music director. The unforgettable is his music show on ETV ‘Ede Tumbi Haduvenu’.
Recording 21 songs in a day by SPB is what no one else has achieved. That was for music director Upendra Kumar of Kannada films. He recorded 19 songs in one day for Tamil, 16 songs a day in Hindi – a feat no one has achieved.
He has rendered songs for almost all music directors and most famous among them are Ilayaraja, Hamsalekha, MS Vishwanathan, MM Keervani, AR Rehaman and others.
Apart from a richly talented multi quality SPB is known for his humbleness and modesty. SPB will be remembered forever from his songs.
www.chitratara.com deeply mourns the demise of the legendary singer.
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