Nothing will ever come close to your soulful voice: Rajinikanth, Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan and South film industry mourn SP Balasubrahmanyam's demise


Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on Friday. Singers, actors, filmmakers and other artistes and craftspersons associated with the film industry took to social media accounts to express their grief at the demise of the 74-year-old Padma Bhushan award-winning singer. He suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest today. SPB is survived by wife Savitri, a son S.P. Charan - a movie producer and playback singer, and daughter Pallavi.

The South film industry is yet to come to terms with the passing away of SPB. South celebrities have paid their last respects to the veteran singer. 

Rajinikanth shared a video for SPB and wrote, "#RIP Balu sir ... you have been my voice for many years ... your voice and your memories will live with me forever ... I will truly miss you ..."

Shruti Haasan wrote, "Deeply saddened by the loss of #SPBalasubramaniam sir.. thankyou for your artistry and your kind words. may the halls of heaven be filled with your resplendent voice. You were family and the loss is heartbreaking."

Telugu star Jr NTR wrote, "Indian Music has lost its favourite son. Devastated! In a Legendary career spanning over five decades, Padma Bhushan S.P Balasubrahmanyam Garu has breathed life into over 40,000 songs. As long as music exists in this universe, you will live on sir.

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu tweeted, "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."

Dulquer Salmaan wrote, "Rest in Peace SPB sir. True legend." 

Telugu star Ram Charan posted, "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."

Tamil star Dhanush posted, "Rip SPB sir the voice which will echo in everyone's house forever, a family member in every household. Ur voice and U will continue to live with us for generations to come. My condolences to his family and dear ones. Thank you sir for everything sir. you will be dearly missed."

Screenwriter-filmmaker Vasan Bala recalled on Twitter, "My strongest and most cherished childhood memories of Tamil Nadu are the long never-ending bus rides and Raja Sir and SPB Sir on the Bus's speakers."