SP Balasubrahmanyam dies at 74 in Chennai; Mortal remain will be laid to rest tomorrow

  • | Friday | 25th September, 2020

His mortal remains will be taken to his farmhouse on the outskirts of Chennai tonight, and he will be laid to rest there post 10:30am tomorrow.

The Indian Film Industries irrespective of the regional borders is expressing their condolences over the demise of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam on September 25 at the age of 74.

His mortal remains will be taken to his farmhouse on the outskirts of Chennai tonight, and he will be laid to rest there post 10:30am tomorrow.

The official statement from MGM Healthcare in Chennai said that despite maximal life support measures, the singer died of a cardio-respiratory arrest. He passed away on September 25 at 1:04pm. The singer had been admitted at MGM Healthcare since August 5 after he tested positive for coronavirus. He tested negative for Covid-19 on September 5.

Common people as well as members of the film fraternity had got together to organize mass prayers hoping for his recovery while he was in the hospital. From Kamal Haasan to Rajinikanth, celebs across India had sent in their well wishes for the Tamil singer.

As news of his death broke, music maestro AR Rahman, singers Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle mourned his loss.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said with the demise of SP Balasubrahmanyam, our cultural world is a lot poorer.



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