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SP Balasubrahmanyam's Funeral Held With State Honours, Actor Vijay And Others Attend
S P Balasubrahmanyam sang over 40,000 songs in 16 languages and won six National Awards.
SP Balasubrahmanyam's Funeral Held With State Honours, Actor Vijay, And Others Attend
New Delhi: Singing legend SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral was held in Chennai on Saturday afternoon with a 72-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police. SP Balasubrahmanyam died at a Chennai hospital on Friday afternoon.
Actor Vijay paid his last respects to the legendary singer he was photographed interacting with SPB's son S P Charan with folded hands. SP Balasubrahmanyam was the voice of the actor Vijay in songs such as Oru Kadiitham, Enna Azhagu, and Azhagooril.
Veteran director Bharathiraja, Music composer Devi Sri Prasad and comedian Mayilsami were also part of SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral.
Also a number of politicians were spotted at SP Balasubrahmanyam's last rites AIADMK leader D Jayakumarand and Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Anil Kumar Yadav attended.
SPB on Friday evening was taken to his Red Hills Farmhouse in Thamaraipakam in the Thiruvallur district in a hearse van.PTI reported that the hearse van had to slow down to allow fans to bid a final adieu to SPB. Family member ahead of that paid their last respects to SP Balasubrahmanyam at his Nungambakkam residence.
The legendary singer is survived by his wife Savitri, daughter Pallavi and son S P Charan, who is a producer and a singer. On Friday evening SP Charan along with other family members was spotted at the hospital.
SP Balasubhrahmanyam was admitted to Chennai hospital MGM healthcare for coronavirus on August 5. The singer tested negative after a few weeks but continued to remain on a ventilator.
The hospital a day before his death announced that he was put on maximum life support. Kamal Hassan who had worked with Mr. Subhrahmanyam extensively visited the hospital on Thursday.
SP Balasubrahmanyam has sung songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam movies. The singer has been showered with several awards and honors in his illustrious singing career.