New Delhi: President, Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu have condoled the death of legendary playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who died of Covid-19 complications in a private hospital in Chennai on Friday, saying Indian music has lost one of its most melodious voices.
In a condolence message to the bereaved family, the President said, “In the passing of music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam Indian music has lost one of its most melodious voices. Called ‘Paadum Nila’ or ‘Singing Moon’ by his countless fans, he was honoured with ‘Padma Bhushan’ and many National Awards. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers.”
Expressing sadness at the passing away of the eminent musicologist, the Vice-President said, his boundless passion for music, his love of languages and his literature, left an indelible mark on his fans with his simple friendly personality.
“No matter how many young talents you became the inspiration for, you gave them guidance and encouragement. Even today his songs resonate in our memories, in our souls. This is a personal loss to me, we are both residents of the same place Nellore. Nellore has lost its promising son. May God give peace to the deceased saint in his shelter, he said offering heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.