SP Balasubrahmanyam, popularly as SPB, died in Chennai on Friday afternoon after a long battle with COVID-19 infection.
'I will miss his humor, his ability to goad younger people like me into being simpler without ever sounding patronizing, and his gentle chiding when we made a mistake.'
Maharashtra Ministers Ashok Chavan, Nawab Malik and Amit Deshmukh, NCP MP Supriya Sule and others also paid tributes to Subrahmanyam.
Hashtags like #SPBalasubramaniam, #RIPLegend and #RIPSPB trended on Twitter for most of the day with condolences pouring in
SPB stamped his class in thousands of evergreen songs, evoking various emotions, be it joy, romance or pathos and later also took to acting in some films.
"I missed watching my children grow up. I dedicated (to singing) all my 49 years (in the year 2015). On an average, I am working 11 hours every day. I missed my children growing," he had said.
Balasubrahmanyam, who was undergoing treatment at MGM Healthcare Hospital in Chennai, was admitted on August 5, after he tested positive for COVID-19.
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