Veteran singer SP Balasubramaniam passed away at a hospital in Chennai today. He was 74 years old. He has been undergoing treatment for the last 2 months. His son SP Charan announced his demise on social media. He was admitted to the hospital on 5 August.
Upon learning of his demise, HD Deve Gowda, Shiv Kumar, Hema Malini, Saudarya Rajinikanth and AR Rahman paid homage to him on social media.
SP Balasubramaniam was admitted to the hospital after being infected with corona. After a month of treatment, his corona test came back negative. But it was only on the ventilator. Two days ago, his son informed him that his condition was stable.
SP Balasubramaniam has been honored with National Award 6 times for his performance. He has sung more than 40,000 songs in 16 languages. He has worked with many musicians throughout his career. In the Hindi film industry, he often sang for Salman Khan. He has also been honored with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.