Published On: Fri, Sep 25th, 2020

Legendary singer S P Balasubrahmanyam dies after fighting COVID-19

Chennai: Celebrated playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam died on Friday at a hospital here where he was treated for COVID-19 since last month, his family said.

SP Balasubrahmanyam was tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the first week of August.

The 74-year old veteran singer, popularly known as SPB, breathed his last at around 1.04 pm, his son and filmmakerS P Charan told reporters here.

SPB, who captivated millions of hearts by his supreme singing talent for over five decades, was admitted to the MGM Healthcare here on August 5 after testing positive for COVID- 19.

He was put on ventilator and ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support after his condition deteriorated.

PTI

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