Legendary singer who sang more than 40,000 songs, SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday after being treated in a Chennai MGM hospital for more than 50 days. He was tested positive before admitting into the hospital. His demise sent shock waves across the nation. S.P Balasubrahmanyam funeral took place at his farmhouse in Chennai’s Thamaraipakkam. On behalf of AP government, Minister Anil Kumar Yadav attended the funeral of SPB and today Andra Pradesh’s CM Jagan Mohan Reddy writes to Centre; Recommends SP Balasubrahmanyam’s name for Bharat Ratna.
He stated that it would be the highest recognition to the remarkable work of SPB, which lasted for about 5 decades and will stay in people’s memory forever. “SPB’s immense popularity and the deep impact he had left on the global music industry in his 50 years of legacy can be gauged by the continuous flow of rich tribute from music aficionados all over the world. As a tribute to the legendary singer for his contribution to the music field, I request you to confer the Bharat Ratna upon SPB,”