Veteran singer and music composer SP Balasubrahmanyam known as “singing moon” and “music cloud” by his fans was laid to rest at his farm house near here on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police.
His mortal remains were lowered into a deep pit after his son SP Charan performed the funeral rites and 24 police personnel gave a gun salute to the singer.
Tamil Nadu: Last rites of singer SP Balasubrahmanyam being performed at Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallore district.
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With policemen marching along, the body was brought on a bier to the designated burial spot from an enclosure earmarked for people to pay homage and perform rituals.
The farm house at Tamaraipakkam in nearby Tiruvallur district was flooded with SPB’s fans, well-wishers and celebrities for the funeral and about 500 police personnel were deployed to regulate crowd.
Celebrities including actor Vijay, veteran director Bharathiraja, music composer Devi Sri Prasad, comedian Mayilsami and singer Mano attended the funeral.
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The funeral was also attended politicians like AIADMK leader D Jayakumar and Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Anil Kumar Yadav.
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The 74-year-old singer, praised as “Padum Nila” (singing moon) and “Isai Megam” (music cloud) by his fans for his mellifluous voice tested positive for coronavirus and admitted to MGM Healthcare here on August 5 and he died on Friday.