Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breather his last on Friday at 1.04 pm leaving the film industry and his fans in a state of shock. Celebrities and his fans across the country mourned the tragic demise of the veteran singer.
Megastar Chiranjeevi has paid his tribute to the singer with a heartfelt note. "Darkest day for the world of music. With the passing of the unparalleled musical genius of Sri SP Balu garu, an era has come to an end," he wrote.
He added, "Personally, I owe my success greatly to Balu garu's voice, through the numerous memorable songs he had sung for me. When the world of music wondered who could succeed the legendary Ghantasala garu, there came one of the brightest stars into the musical galaxy in the form of Shri SPB. His melodious voice transcended linguistic, cultural boundaries and enchanted audiences across India alike for decades. There can never be another SPB. Only he must be reborn and fill his vacuum. Devastated at his loss. Rest in peace Balu garu!"
SPB sang more than 40,000 songs in a career spanning nearly 55 years and composed music for around 45 films in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.