His melodious voice, music enthralled audience for decades: PM on Balasubrahmanyam’s death


PTI, Sep 25, 2020, 3:26 PM IST

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New Delhi: Paying rich tributes to legendary singer S P Balasubrahmanyam who died on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was a household name across the country and that his melodious voice and music enthralled audience for decades.

Balasubrahmanyam, who held sway over millions of fans with his golden voice for over five decades, died at a Chennai hospital here where he was being treated for COVID-19 since last month. He was 74.

In his condolence message, Modi tweeted, “With the unfortunate demise of Shri SP Balasubrahmanyam, our cultural world is a lot poorer. A household name across India, his melodious voice and music enthralled audiences for decades. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Expressing grief over his demise President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “In the passing of music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam Indian music has lost one of its most melodious voices. Called ”Paadum Nila” or ”Singing Moon” by his countless fans, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan and many National Awards. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers.”

 

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