Remembering legendary SP Balasubrahmanyam on first Death Anniversary

It has been a year since legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam AKA SPB left for his heavenly abode. On his first death anniversary, fans took to social media to remember him with special tributes. The singer, music composer and actor died due to novel coronavirus on this day last year. His voice made the listeners feel all the emotions that his songs portrayed.

From sharing their favourite songs to talking about SPB, his ardent fans have been trending the hashtag #SPBalasubrahmanyam on Twitter since early morning. The singer died on September 25, 2020, after being infected with COVID-19. In a career spanning over five decades, with more than 40,000 songs to his name, SPB held a Guinness World Record for singing the greatest number of songs. Not just that, he held another record of singing 21 songs in a day. S P Balasubrahmanyam gave his voice in as many as 16 languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. Apart from being an exceptional singer, he was a well-known composer as well in Tamil Cinema. Besides singing and music, SPB acted in several films and left his mark on the audience. He entered playback singing on December 15, 1996, with Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. This legendary singer received some of the biggest awards, including Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan, from the Government of India.