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Cricketing Mourns The Sudden Death Of SP Balasubrahmanyam
By CricShots - Sep 25, 2020 4:20 pm
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The year 2020 isn’t leaving any stone unturned in wreaking havoc in all senses, as every day is only increasing the miseries. On Friday, legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, popularly known as SPB, took his last breath in Chennai. The utmost famous singer was admitted to MGM Healthcare Hospital on August 5, after he was tested positive for COVID-19. Nine days later, his condition went from bad to worse, and he was shifted on life support on August 14.

SP Balasubrahmanyam
SP Balasubrahmanyam

The 74-year-old singer was showing signs of recovery, and he was expected to get completely recovered before he succumbed to his critical conditions. He was going through some chest discomfort for the past few days before being admitted to the hospital. It was detected to a mild coronavirus, but the sudden news of death has come as a shocker. 

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In his latest Facebook post, the legend had written, “Last two to three days I have been having a little discomfort. Discomfort means little chest congestion, which for a singer is nonsense. So they said it was just a mild, mild, mild, very mild positive of the corona. They said you can stay home and self-quarantine yourself. But I didn’t want to do that. They are very concerned, they can’t leave you alone. So I got admitted to the hospital.”

SPB was recognized as a favourite and accomplished playback singer, actor, and voice artist. He sang more than 40,000 songs in various languages. In an illustrious career that lasted over 50 years, he saw singing in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. His unmatchable contribution to this industry earned him a lot of honours. He was also the proud receiver of Padma Bhushan and also registered his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for recording the maximum number of songs in one day.

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When the Tamil movie Adimai Penn hit the theatres, SP Balasubrahmanyam earned a name for himself. People across the nation are pouring condolences on his sudden demise, here are some of the reactions from the cricketing fraternity: