Popular Tamil playback singer Bamba Bakya, who recently sang the song Ponni Nadhi in Mani Ratnam’s Pooniyin Selvan Part 1, unfortunately, passed away on Friday at the age of 49. The cause of his death is yet to be ascertained, however, a few reports suggest that the top singer suffered cardiac arrest.
Bakya has crooned many hits including Pullinangal and Simtaangaaran. He was known for his baritone. It was AR Rahman who launched Bakya in Rajinikanth’s 2.0, a sequel to Shankar’s hit, Enthiran: The Robot. Ponni Nadhi too, is composed by AR Rahman.
Following the heartbreaking news, Kollywood celebrities have been expressing condolences for the singer's demise.
Tamil actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj wrote on Twitter, “Loved his voice. Gone too soon. #Rip #bambabakya anna.” Singer-composer Santhosh Dhayanidhi tweeted, “Rest In peace brother @bambabakya #bambabakya gone too soon.”
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