The fraternity of artists on Thursday (August 20) observed a mass prayer for the speedy recovery of veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is battling COVID-19 at a private hospital in Chennai. The 74-year-old singer was admitted to MGM Healthcare on August 5 after he tested positive for COVID-19.
— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) August 20, 2020
Actors Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Sathyaraj, Shivakarthikeyan, among others, took part in the silent prayer. Music composers Ilayarajaa, AR Rahman, Devi Sri Prasad, Anirudh and SS Thaman too wished the singer a speedy recovery. The hashtag, #GetWellSoonSPBSIR was trending nationwide as thousands of people prayed for the singer.
— Anirudh Ravichander (@anirudhofficial) August 20, 2020
My prayers for our dearest #SPBalasubrahmanyam sir. You will absolutely recover and come back stronger than ever and continue enthralling us again with your soulful sonorous voice.. #GetWellSoonSPBSIR
— Shreya Ghoshal (@shreyaghoshal) August 20, 2020
How young the legend #spb gaaru is sounding still ♥️🤍 he never gives up I am very confident and feel very strong in heart 💪🏼
He will be back very very strong 💚
— thaman S (@MusicThaman) August 20, 2020
PRAY for the HEALTH of the LEGEND🙏🏻❤️
Lets all put our HEARTS & SOULS
Together & Keep Praying till He gets Bak HALE & HEALTHY SOOON & SING for all of US !!#GetWellSoonSPBSIR
Lov U sir ! We r all waiting for U ❤️🎶🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/nRTQ3Mwgxw
— DEVI SRI PRASAD (@ThisIsDSP) August 20, 2020
Meanwhile, the hospital, in a release, said the singer continued to be critical on ventilator and ECMO support in the Intensive Care Unit. “Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians have been actively collaborating with national and international experts, and continue to closely monitor his vital parameters,” it read.
Balasubrahmanyam has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages and holds the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs by a singer.