Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam battling the novel coronavirus since last month, passed away at 74. A medical bulletin from the hospital said, he was on extreme life support.
The hospital shared a statement release on SP’s death news. He gave his voice to thousands of songs spanning across languages and genres and has won six National awards.
SP Balasubrahmanyam had been awarded many accolades in his five-decade long career. He won Padma Shri Award in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011. He had recorded over 40,000 songs in several languages.
In memory of the legendary singer, here is a list of his top songs:
- Pehla Pehla Pyar
This super-hit song from the film Hum Aapke Hain Koun is one of the best songs sung by SP Balasubrahmanyam. The lyrics of the song were penned by Dev Kohli and the music is by Ram Laxman. Sooraj R Barjatya’s film, Hum Aapke Hain Koun released in 1994 and starred Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit among others.
2. Wah Wah Ramji
Another song from Hum Aapke Hain Koun. SP Balasubrahmanyam sung this one in collaboration with celebrated singer Lata Mangeshkar.
3. Dekha Hai Pehli Baar
From the film Saajan, the song Dekha Hai Pehli Baar was sung by SP Balasubrahmanyam and Alka Yagnik. The romantic number went on to become the top song of its time. The film, Saajan, starred Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan, and Kader Khan among others.
4. Mere Rang Me Rangne Wali
Several artists have come up with their own cover versions of this iconic romantic track. But nothing beats the original, right?
5. Hum Bane Tum Bane
From the film Ek Duje Ke Liye, this is another hit song by SP Balasubrahmanyam and Lata Mangeshkar.
6. Dil Deewana
SP Balasubrahmanyam won the Best Male Playback Singer award at the 35th Filmfare Awards for this song. Dil Deewana is yet another iconic track from the film Maine Pyar Kiya.
7. Didi Tera Devar Deewana
Another song from Hum Aapke Hain Koun sung by SPB and Lata Mangeshkar.
8. Na Cheli Rojave
A classic number from Telugu film Roja, Na Cheli Rojave was sung by SP Balasubrahmanyam and Sujatha Mohan.
9. Sach Mere Yaar Hai
This song from 1985 film Saagar is another classic by SPB. The lyrics of the song are by Javed Akhtar. The film starred Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan and Dimple Kapadia.
10. Vedam Anuvanuvuna Nadam
Sung by SP Balasubramanyam and SP Sailaja, this song released as part of the movie Sagara Sangamam. The film starred Kamal Haasan, Jaya Prada, Sarath Babu, SP Sailaja and Sakshi Ranga Rao, among others.
Na Gonthu Sruthilona
This hit song is from Akkineni Nagarjuna-starrer Janaki Ramudu. The film also starred Vijayashanti, Jeevitha, Mohan Babu, and Kaikala Satyanarayana among others.