An era is over-K.S. Chithra’s Tribute to S.P. Balasubrahmanyam


The much-loved playback singing legend S.P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away this afternoon at 1.04pm after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He was admitted at the MGM Hospital in Chennai from August 5th after testing positive for mild coronavirus symptoms but his condition deteriorated first on the 13th night and after recovering a little once again on September 24th.

Female playback singing legend K.S. Chithra has posted her emotional tribute to SPB on her twitter page writing


“An era is over. Music will never be the same. World will never be the same. Words are not enough to Thank him for guiding me to be a better singer. Cannot think about a concert without your great & gracious presence. Condolences &prayers to Savithriamma,Charan,Pallavi & Family”

SPB and Chithra are one of the most successful duet singers in Indian cinema and have recorded more than 2500 songs together mostly in Kannada and Telugu followed by Tamil.

He had recorded 21 songs in Kannada for the composer Upendra Kumar in Bangalore from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on 8 February 1981 and 19 songs in Tamil, 16 songs in Hindi in a day which is a notable achievement and a record.

MGM Healthcare released a statement on 24 September stating that he was ‘extremely critical’ and was on ‘maximal life support.He died on 25 September 2020 at 1:04 PM (IST) after a month-long hospitalisation.