SP Bala subrahmanyam‘s demise was a huge loss for the music industry. The iconic legendary passed away on September 25, 2020, at MGM Healthcare in Chennai.
The Cheif Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan has wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting to honour with Bharat Ratna award for the legendary music maestro SP Bala subrahmanyam as a tribute. He has been worked in music industry for more than five decades
YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s letter read as “Our state of Andhra Pradesh is fortunate for being the birthplace (Nellore) of the great music maestro Sri SP Balasubrahmanyam, who left for his heavenly abode on Friday (September 25, 2020). His untimely departure not only caused much distress to fans and celebrities living in India but also, has affected the international music fraternity. His immense popularity and the deep impact he left on the global music industry in his 50 years of legacy, can be gauged by the continuous flow of rich tributes from music aficionadoes all over the world.”
While requesting Bharat Ratna for the Guinness Book of Records holder, Reddy further penned, “Earlier, the music stalwarts like Smt. Lata Mangeshkar, Sri Bhupen Hazarika, Smt MS Subbulakshmi, Sri Bismillah Khan and Sri Bhimsen Joshi, were conferred Bharat Ratna award by Government of India. As a tribute to the legendary singer for his outstanding contribution in the field of music and art, I request you to confer Bharat Ratna award upon him. This will be the highest recognition to his remarkable work which lasted for five decades and stays in our memory forever.”