Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday, plunging thousands into mourning. He had been in the hospital since August and his health condition had recently worsened. Now, a day later, the tributes continue to pour in even as Balasubrahmanyam was laid to rest with state honours.
His last rites were performed with full honour at Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district on Saturday. Around 500 personnel had been deployed and a separate traffic police team was assigned to take care of traffic issues as people gathered in large numbers to pay their final respects to the legendary singer.
As per a PTI news update, the reknowned playback singer was laid to rest at his farm house near Chennai with a 24-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu police.
The condolences and remembrance messages have continued to pour in. AR Rehman shared a tribute video, while many others took to Twitter sharing posts about songs by the maestro that they had loved.
The Tamil Nadu Arts and Literature Federation paid a floral tribute to Padma Shri SP Balasubrahmanyam at Agnitheertham sea in Rameswaram on Saturday.
Others still were present at the funeral to pay their final respects to the legendary singer.