S P Bala Subramaniyam(Age 74), Veteran Playback Singer across South Indian Cinema Industry has passed away On September 25 afternoon 1.04 PM.
S.P Balasubrahmanyam was born on 4 June 1946 in Konetammapeta village Nellore district of Andra Pradesh. Balasubrahmanyam developed an interest in music at an early age, studied notations, and learned music. He continued to pursue music during his engineering studies and won awards at singing competitions. In 1964, he won the first prize in a music competition for amateur singers organized by the Madras-based Telugu Cultural Organisation. And He was the leader of a light music troupe. Balasubrahmanyam made his debut as a playback singer on 15 December 1966 with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, a Telugu film scored by his mentor, S. P. Kodandapani.
Balu, was an Indian musician, playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist, and film producer who worked predominantly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, and Malayalam films. He has sung over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages. He has garnered six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works in four different languages; Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi;
According to some sources, he was believed to have held the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs by a singer with over 40,000 songs. In 2012, he received the state.NTR National Award for his contributions to Indian cinema. In 2016, He was honored with the Indian Film Personality of the year consisting of a Silver Peacock Medal. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri (2001) and Padama Bushan (2011)
He has been tested positive for COVID 19 and admitted in the hospital for over 50 days and he has been struggling since. A few weeks back, his son said in Press that his health is getting better and all. On Sept 24, Thursday fake news of him being passed away has been spread over the Internet and the next day( Friday) his son officially announced his death over the Press.