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Here's how Bollywood reacted to the demise of singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam- Cinema express

Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor lead Bollywood in mourning SPB's demise

The singer passed away today in Chennai due to COVID related complications

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Published: 25th September 2020

SP Balasubrahmanyam, legendary singer, voice artist and actor, passed away in a private hospital in Chennai today at the age of 74.

The singer, who had crooned many songs in Bollywood, made his debut in Hindi with Ek Duje Ke Liye, an album that remains a chartbuster even today. He later became the voice of actor Salman Khan who was just starting out in Bollywood. Their collaborations in Maine Pyar Kiya (most memorably Dil Deewana), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Saajan and Andaz Apna Apna stand the test of time.

SPB's duets with legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar established him as one of the few South Indian singers to chart a Bollywood career without having to compromise on his identity. After a 15-year-long break since Kabhi Na Kabhi with AR Rahman, S P Balasubrahmanyam returned to Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express (2013), composed by Vishal-Shekhar.

SPB was so connected with the late 80s and early 90s Bollywood that in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, a film that was an ode to the Hindi cinema of that era, there were references to his singing style in the number, Life Mein Fair Chance Kiska.

After the news about his demise broke out, here's how Bollywood reacted on social media:

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