- SPB was dropped at his Chennai farmhouse on Saturday
- Effectively-wishers following the hearse van embellished with flowers
- Followers lined up on sides of the freeway to pay their final respects
Famend singer S P Balasubrahmanyam can be laid to relaxation with police honours, Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami mentioned right here on Friday. As a mark of respect to Balasubrahmanyam, who has “earned a perpetual place within the hearts of individuals” not solely from Tamil Nadu however throughout the nation, the singer “can be laid to relaxation” with honours from the police division, the Chief Minister introduced in an official launch.
Balasubrahmanyam’s physique was taken from his Nungambakkam residence within the metropolis to his Thamaraipakkam farmhouse in neighbouring Thiruvallur district, about 45 km from right here with scores of followers and well-wishers following the hearse van – embellished with flowers and a ‘trishul’ atop the vehicle-in two-wheelers and vehicles.
The funeral is scheduled to be held on Saturday, sources near SPB’s household mentioned.
From children to senior residents, folks lined up on sides of the freeway in direction of Thiruvallur districtat a number of spots together with on the Purple Hills junction to pay their final respects. A number of males stood on the highway medians to bathe flower petals on the van carrying the singer’s physique.
The van needed to be slowed down or halted to permit folks to pay their final respects at quite a few areas. Regardless of restrictions as a result of coronavirus pandemic, SPB’s residence right here noticed an unceasing crowd of followers, well-wishers and political personalities together with DMK youth wing chief Udhayanidhi Stalin, son of the Dravidianparty chief M Okay Stalin to honour the singer.
Police had a troublesome time controlling the group of followers who had gathered to pay their final respects. Iconic music composer and a detailed buddy of SPB for over 50 years, Illaiyaraja mourned the singer’s loss of life in a shifting video publish.
The acclaimed musician mentioned he had no phrases todescribe the irreparable loss and added,”Balu, I informed you to return again. You didn’t pay attention and have gone..have you ever gone to sing for the Gandharvas? (types of life larger than people based on historic Hindu perception), the world has develop into a Sunyam (vacancy) along with your passing. I’ve no phrases to explain the loss..there’s a restrict for all grief however not for this.”
SPB’s one other very long time affiliate and veteran Tamil filmmaker Bharathiraja mentioned he has no phrases to explain theloss of a detailed buddy for over 50 years. “I’m in grief. I can’t discuss. I’ve no phrases,” he mentioned.
Social media was abuzz with messages of condolences andseveral customers together with actress Khusbu Sundar modified their show footage and posted pictures of the singer as a mark of respect whereas famend music composer A R Rahman posted a video, “voice of victory, love devotion and pleasure,” honouring SPB on his twitter deal with.
The legendary playback singer died on Friday after combating COVID-19 at MGM Healthcare right here since August 5.
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