SP Balasubrahmanyam, the massively influential singer whose work spanned greater than 50 years, died on Friday at the age of 74. Balasubrahmanyam had examined constructive for coronavirus final month and had been subsequently admitted to Chennai’s MGM Healthcare, the place he was placed on life help after his well being deteriorated on August 14. The singer had examined detrimental for COVID-19 on September eight however was nonetheless underneath ICU and ventilator supervision.
A singer par excellence, Balasubrahmanyam has left behind a prolific and unparalleled legacy like no different. In remembrance of the legend, we’ve put collectively a listing of 10 stuff you may not have identified about his profession.
– He needed to turn into an engineer and discover a authorities job.
– He was not educated in classical music, though he did present curiosity in studying devices.
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– He was a Guinness document holder having sung almost 40,000 songs.
– He labored as a dubbing artist, turning into the on-screen voice of a number of mega superstars together with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.
– His collaboration with Ilaiyaraaja in the ’80s cemented SP Balasubrahmanyam’s place as the primary male playback singer in South India.
– He appeared in a number of Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada movies in full-fledged roles and particular appearances.
– He dubbed for Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley in the Telugu-dubbed model of Gandhi.
– His first tune in Hindi, Tere Mere Beech Mein, from Ok Balachander’s Ek Duje Ke Liye (1981), fetched him a National Film Award.
– He briefly turned the voice of Salman Khan in movies corresponding to Maine Pyaar Kiya and Love.
– He made his return to Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan’s 2013 film Chennai Express, by which he sang the title observe of the movie.