SP Balasubrahmanyam's funeral held in singer's Chennai farmhouse with a 24-gun salute by TN Police – The News Everyday

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SP Balasubrahmanyam handed away on 25 September because of coronavirus-related problems

Versatile singer, actor, and music composer SP Balasubrahmanyam hailed as “singing moon” and “music cloud” by his thousands and thousands of followers was laid to relaxation at his farmhouse close to Chennai on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police.

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After the singer’s son SP Charan carried out the funeral rites amid Vedic chants by monks, 24 police personnel gave a gun salute, and later the body was lowered right into a deep pit and buried. With policemen marching alongside, the body was introduced on a bier to the designated burial spot from an enclosure earmarked for people to pay homage and carry out rituals.

The farmhouse at Tamaraipakkam in close by Tiruvallur district teemed along with his followers, well-wishers, and celebrities for the funeral and about 500 police personnel had been deployed to control the gang.

The singer, praised as “Padum Nila” (singing moon) and “Isai Megam” (music cloud) by his followers for his mellifluous voice examined positive for coronavirus and admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai on 5 August and he died on Friday.

Having sung over 40,000 songs in varied Indian languages, SPB created a Guinness World Record for recording the very best count of songs, as reported by IANS. He has been conferred with the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer six occasions; he’s a recipient of the coveted Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the Government of India. Besides this, he additionally gained quite a few Filmfare and state awards through the years.

Apart from being an exceptional vocalist, SPB has additionally made transient stints as an actor, music director and producer. As a playback singer, he’s most remembered for lending his voice to Salman Khan in his early movies — Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Koun! to call a couple of.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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