PM condoles Balasubrahmanyam’s demise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the demise of SP Balasubrahmanyam and said that with the passing away of the legendary singer, the cultural world has become a lot poorer.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “With the unfortunate demise of SP Balasubrahmanyam, our cultural world is a lot poorer. A household name across India, his melodious voice and music enthralled audiences for decades. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

SP Balasubrahmanyam died at the age of 74 at a private hospital in Chennai after testing positive for the coronavirus in August. His son, SP Charan, confirmed the news of his death.

President Ram Nath Kovind also expressed grief on Twitter and mourned India’s loss of one of its melodious voices.

“In the passing of music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam Indian music has lost one of its most melodious voices. Called ‘Paadum Nila’ or ‘Singing Moon’ by his countless fans, he was honoured with Padma Bhushan and many National Awards. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers,” Kovind tweeted.