Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam had tested positive for COVID-19 and passed away at the age of 74 years. He was undergoing a treatment at a hospital in Chennai and was admitted there on August 5 after he showed mild Covid-19 symptoms.
His condition had deteriorated further and needed maximal life support. Hospital authorities said that the singer was on life support. SP Balasubrahmanyam reportedly had mild fever on Wednesday and the hospital authorities had stated that the singer was in extreme critical condition.
The country has lost a legendary musician. The social media is flooded with condolences, from celebrities and fans of the late musician.
SP Balasubrahmanyam has crooned over 1000 songs for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam films.
He has entertained people of various generations and was honored with a Padma Shri (fourth-highest civilian award) in 2001 and Padma Bhushan (third-highest civilian award) in 2011 by the Government of India for his contribution to cinema.