Chennai/IBNS: Iconic singer and music composer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who was battling Covid-19, passed away on Friday.
He was 74.
He has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages.
He has garnered six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer for his works in four different languages; Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi; 25 Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards for his works towards Telugu cinema, numerous other state awards from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
He is a recipient of civilian awards such as Padma Shri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the Government of India.