Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passes away

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Legendary Indian singer, Telugu’s pride and South Indian film industry SP Balasubrahmanyam died at the MGM Healthcare Hospital here on Friday after a long-standing battle with COVID-19 related health issues.SP Charan said that SPB was breathing its last at 1:04 PM today (25 September).Doctors of the hospital pronounced the iconic singer dead, leaving zillions of his fans all over the world distressed and feeling orphaned. He sang in 16 Indian languages which in itself is a record of sorts and aptly justifies the title given to him by his fans as ‘Gaana Gandharva’.

This marks a sad end to his excruciating, 40-day-long fight with coronavirus and the complications that developed later on, leading to the deterioration in his health. Actually, only recently and not so long ago, Balasubrahmanyam seemed to have recovered well from the dreaded virus infection, his son SP Charan informed the world that his father tested negative and is making slow and steady progress on the road to recovery.

Even as all his fans, friends and well-wishers began to sigh in relief, on Thursday, the news of his worsening health kept everyone on the tenterhooks again. Nerve-wracking suspense prevailed over the singer’s well-being since the moment the MGM Healthcare health bulletin described his condition as extremely critical on Thursday night.

Legendary actor Kamal Hassan was one of the first to pay a hospital visit on Thursday night and dropped enough hints that his health is not looking up. By Friday morning, several celebrities from Tollywood and Kollywood continued to make a beeline to the hospital.

The team of hospital doctors treating Balasubrahmanyam briefed his son, SP Charan, on Friday morning about the grimness of his father’s condition. When the end came, all his family members were by his side.

In the first week of August, SPB was admitted to the hospital after having tested positive for COVID-19. Through a selfie video in which he appeared cheerful as always and asked everyone not to call him up as he would be under quarantine, he himself announced the news to the world. Condolences have been pouring in from all over the world and from individuals from all walks of life. – Adapted from Sakshi Post

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