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Singing legend S P Balasubrahmanyam dies at 74 after battling Covid-19

The singer won six National Awards and practically monopolised playback singing for more than 30 years in South India

S P Balasubramaniam | Photo: Facebook
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S P Balasubrahmanyam | Photo: Facebook

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Veteran singer S P Balasubrahmanyam died in a Chennai hospital on Friday after battling Covid-19 for a month. He was 74.

Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to MGM Healthcare for Covid-19 symptoms on August 5. His condition deteriorated eight days later and was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and he was on life support and his condition remained critical. 

SPB, as his fans called him, was born into an orthodox Telugu Brahmin family in Andhra Pradesh. He was the second son in a family of three sons and five daughters. His father, S. P. Sambamurthy, was a well-known exponent of traditional art

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First Published: Sep 25 2020 | 1:36 PM IST

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