Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on September 25, 2020, and he breathed his last at MGM Healthcare hospital in Chennai. He had been admitted to the hospital on August 5 after he had tested positive for Coronavirus. The hospital released a statement saying that the legendary singer’s condition deteriorated further and that he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest. SP Balasubrahmanyam’s contribution to music is unparalleled and now, the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce is planning to get letters from Chief Ministers of South states requesting the Central Government to confer Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in the country, for the late singer.
According to Times Of India, a condolence prayer meet was held for SP Balasubrahmanyam on Wednesday in Chennai, during which, the president of the body Katragadda Prasad said that SP Balasubrahmanyam had been conferred the Padma Shri in 2001, Padma Bhushan in 2011 and in 2011, and that he should be conferred the Bharat Ratna. TOI quoted him saying that Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has already sent a letter, and that they are trying to get letters from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
“Bharat Ratna is not a big thing for his image or his achievements. National Awards, doctorates from so many universities, all state awards... So many awards, we cannot count or even remember them all. He deserves it,” he said.
The condolence prayer meet for SP Balasubrahmanyam was organized on Wednesday evening by SP Charan’s family and friends. It was attended by actors Karthi, Vijay Sethupathi, Radhakrishnan Parthiban, singers Chitra, Mano, Unni Menon, among others. ALSO READ: Late Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam’s Son SP Charan Rubbishes The Rumours Of Hospital Charging Rs 3 Crore For His Father’s Treatment
Image Source: Instagram/ispbofficial