Tollywood mourns the death of beloved singer SPB
In his statement, actor Chiranjeevi said that it is the darkest day for the world of music
Legendary singer SPB, who rendered more than 40,000 songs across 16 languages, passed away this afternoon. Film personalities who worked with the artist and who have tremendous respect for his work mourned his demise.
In a tweet, Venkatesh Daggubati expressed his grief over the singer’s passing. He remarked that he had the privilege to work with SPB in classic films like Prema and Pavitra Bandham.
Extremely sad to hear the news of SP Balasubramaniam Garu’s passing. We have lost a legend today. I’ve had the privilege to work with him in some of my best movies like Prema and Pavitra Bandham. Your legacy will live on Sir!
My heartfelt condolences to the family. RIP#RIPSPB pic.twitter.com/NjjcdSg2l1
— Venkatesh Daggubati (@VenkyMama) September 25, 2020
In his statement, Chiranjeevi said that it is the darkest day for the world of music and recounted how SPB succeeded historic musician Ghantasala Venkateswararao and created his formidable body of work that transcended boundaries.
Heartbroken!! RIP SP Balu garu. pic.twitter.com/YTgZEBdvo9
— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) September 25, 2020
Nagarjuna shared in a tweet that he is overhwhelmed with memories of the moments he shared with SPB and recalled how the singer called him after watching his film Annamayya.
Actor Ravi Teja shared how SPB was an integral part of every Indian household and thanked him for giving us music that brimmed with deep human emotion.
Shri. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Garu is an integral part of every Indian household. His voice and his contribution to music will always remain eternal. To the legend who gave us songs for every human emotion Rest in peace sir. You will forever be missed. pic.twitter.com/CmUNe2JoRF
— Ravi Teja (@RaviTeja_offl) September 25, 2020
Suresh Productions conveyed their condolences and grief in a tweet.
Deeply saddened by the passing of #SPBalasubramaniam Garu. He was a true legend and a pillar of the music industry. His legacy will live on. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIPSPB pic.twitter.com/4A50PM8Qk8
— Suresh Productions (@SureshProdns) September 25, 2020
Several other stars, including Ram Charan, Nithiin, Nani, Varun Tej Konidela, Sai Dharam Tej, Naga Shourya, and Junior NTR bid farewell to the singer and conveyed their heartfelt condolences to his family.
Balu sir thank you for your contribution to the film industry..
You will live forever through your voice!
Rest in peace Balu garu pic.twitter.com/SHib55MGta
— Varun Tej Konidela (@IAmVarunTej) September 25, 2020
A voice which made us laugh,which made us cry, you’ll live with us forever, my deepest condolences to the family you’ll be missed SPB sir pic.twitter.com/iZf9TUy3FQ
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) September 25, 2020
A sad sad day! A great loss to the music industry. #SPBalasubramaniam Garu was an inspiration to many and my all time favourite singer..u wil b missed sir but ur voice wil remain with us forever.. rest in peace sir..
— nithiin (@actor_nithiin) September 25, 2020
My heart is broken in to a million songs!
The only time I called home and told Anju to get Junnu to shoot was when I was shooting with Balu gaaru .. told her he needs to have a picture with the Legend.
He will be celebrated as long as music lives! pic.twitter.com/JJ6MsupuNl
— Nani (@NameisNani) September 25, 2020
తెలుగు వారి ఆరాధ్య స్వరం మూగబోయింది. భారతీయ సంగీతం తన ముద్దు బిడ్డను కోల్పోయింది. ఐదు దశాబ్దాలకు పైగా,16 భాషల్లో 40 వేలకు పైగా పాటలకు జీవం పోసిన గాన గాంధర్వ , పద్మ భూషణ్ ఎస్పీ బాలసుబ్రహ్మణ్యం గారు ఇక లేరు అనే వార్త తీవ్రం గా కలచివేసింది. ఈ భువి లో సంగీతం ఉన్నంత కాలం మీరు అమరులే pic.twitter.com/HGbIfa0yyH
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) September 25, 2020
నా ప్రియమైన బాలు,
సంగీత ప్రపంచంలో నిశ్శబ్దం ఆవరించింది..!!
సరిగమలన్నీ కన్నీళ్లు పెడుతున్నాయి..!!
నువ్వు లేని లోటు తీర్చలేనిది..!! pic.twitter.com/mKXeSejvgG
— Raghavendra Rao K (@Ragavendraraoba) September 25, 2020
— Naga Shaurya (@IamNagashaurya) September 25, 2020
I am shocked to learn that our ever smiling SPB garu is no more. This loss to our fraternity is unimaginable. My deepest condolences to his entire family. pic.twitter.com/PJ4Wxk8uiA
— Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) September 25, 2020
Actor Mahesh Babu stated in his tweet that he was unable to process the death of the singer and hailed that the artist’s legacy will live on.
Unable to process the fact that #SPBalasubramaniam garu is no more. Nothing will ever come close to that soulful voice of his. Rest in peace sir. Your legacy will live on. Heartfelt condolences and strength to the family
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) September 25, 2020