Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, with the demise of SP Balasubramaniam, our cultural world is a lot poorer.

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Singer, SP Balasubramaniam passed away at the age of 74 and left an indelible imprint on his fans

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, with the demise of SP Balasubramaniam, our cultural world is a lot poorer.

The morning of September 25 ushered a wave of sorrow to Indo-Canadians here in Canada after the news broke out of passing of legendary singer SP Balasubramaniam. SP Balasubramaniam passed away due to cardiac arrest on September 25 at 1:04 pm at MGM Hospital, Chennai.

SP was a Tamil descendant and was brought to the hospital on August 5 for having COVID symptoms and was tested positive. He chose to stay in the hospital instead of home quarantine to avoid passing the virus to his family. He was tested negative on September 5. About two weeks later, he was put on the ECMO support, a heart-lung assistance machine, after he had suffered a setback in his health. His family, friends and as well as members of the film fraternity had got together to organize mass prayers hoping for his recovery.

Singer, SP Balasubramaniam passed away at the age of 74 and left an indelible imprint for his fans. SP was a legendary Indian musician, playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artist and film producer who worked predominantly in Telegu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam films. His accolades include several state awards, including various prestigious National Awards, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree. During his career, he has recorded over 40,000 songs which brought him into Guinness Book of World record for maximum number of songs recorded by any singer.

The entire film fraternity is mourning the loss of a phenomenal artist, it is a great loss for the industry. PM Narendra Modi alongside other people from the industry took it to social media to pay tribute to the singer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said with the demise of SP Balasubramaniam, our cultural world is a lot poorer. His mortal remains will be taken to his farmhouse on the outskirts of Chennai tonight, and he will be laid to rest there post 10:30am tomorrow.

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