Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam fondly known as SPB by his fans, was felicitated with India’s prestigious award Padma Vibhushan Posthumously for his contribution to Art. The legendary singer passed away in November 2020. Many celebs and fans had requested the government to honour him.
SPB is considered one of the greatest Indian playback singers. He has recorded over 40,000 songs in languages like Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam in a career span of five decades. He was awarded with six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works and is also a proud recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, from the Government of India.
SPB lost his life after a long fight with COVID-19. He was admitted to the MGM Hospital in Chennai on August 5th when he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. However, he passed away due to a cardio-respiratory arrest.
SP Balasubrahmanyam’s last song Annaatthe Annaatthe from Rajinikanth’s movie Annaatthe was released this Diwali.