Legendary singer of cinema SP Balasubramanian has passed away, 74-year-old Balasubramanian breathed his last at a hospital in Chennai. Balasubramaniam sang songs in about 16 languages including Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil. From the 80s to the beginning of the new century, SP Balasubramanian has been singing in Hindi films.
SP Balasubramaniam, who was recognized in South India, won the National Award for the song Gaya Gaya Kamal Haasan in the 1981 film Ek Duje for the first Hindi films. The name of the song was ‘Tere Mere Beach Mein Kaisa Hai Yeh Bandhan Anjana’.
Sp Balasubramaniam was born in the Telugu family of Nellore and his father S.P. Sambamurthy was a Harikatha Artist. Sp Balasubramaniam was the voice of Salman Khan in Bollywood and sang songs in films like ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ and ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’. Sp In addition to playback singer, Balasubramaniam was also a music director, actor, dubbing artist and film producer. Sp Balasubramanian had also won the National Film Award 6 times. The title song of Chennai Express, which came a few years ago, was also sung by SP Balasubramaniam.
He was a big fan of Mohammad Rafi. In an event with Sonu Nigam, he told , “I used to go to college by bicycle, Rafi used to sing Deewana Hua Mausam. Sometimes I used to stop and listen to the way he used to speak of Jhoom.” It is big. It can be gauged from the fact that he has won six National Awards, that too in four different languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
SP Balasubramaniam has sung for superstars across India from Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, MGR, to Salman and Shah Rukh. Fans have been admirers of Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth with their voices in songs as they bring. In his early days, SP Balasubramaniam was part of a small musical group that also included Ilaiyaraaja who gave performance to the place.
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 was a recipient of the Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011).