S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, often referred to as S. P. B. or Balu, was an Indian playback singer, actor, music director, and film producer who worked primarily in the Telugu and Tamil film industries. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest and most versatile playback singers of all time. He sang in multiple languages including Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam, and has recorded over 40,000 songs in a career spanning over five decades.

Balasubrahmanyam made his debut as a playback singer in 1966 with the song “Malligai En Mannan” from the Tamil film “Konjum Kumari.” He went on to win several awards for his work, including six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, four Filmfare Awards South, and numerous state awards. He was also honored with several prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India.

In addition to his singing career, Balasubrahmanyam also had a successful acting career, appearing in over 200 films in multiple languages. He was known for his distinctive voice and his ability to bring emotion and soul to his performances. He was a beloved figure in the Indian film industry and is remembered as one of the greatest voices of Indian cinema.

Balasubrahmanyam passed away on September 25, 2020, at the age of 74 due to complications from COVID-19. His legacy continues to inspire future generations of musicians and his music remains popular among fans across the world.