- SPB was dropped at his Chennai farmhouse on Saturday
- Nicely-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 Ok Palaniswami stated 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 stated.
From children to senior residents, folks lined up on sides of the freeway in the direction of Thiruvallur districtat a number of spots together with on the Pink 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 numerous 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 Ok Stalin to honour the singer.
Police had a tricky time controlling the gang of followers who had gathered to pay their final respects. Iconic music composer and an in depth pal of SPB for over 50 years, Illaiyaraja mourned the singer’s dying in a transferring video publish.
The acclaimed musician stated he had no phrases todescribe the irreparable loss and added,”Balu, I advised you to return again. You didn’t hear and have gone..have you ever gone to sing for the Gandharvas? (types of life larger than people in line with historic Hindu perception), the world has develop into a Sunyam (vacancy) together 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 stated he has no phrases to explain theloss of an in depth pal for over 50 years. “I’m in grief. I can’t speak. I’ve no phrases,” he stated.
Social media was abuzz with messages of condolences andseveral customers together with actress Khusbu Sundar modified their show photos 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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