Famed playback singer and Padma awardee SP Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB, who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades continues to battle Covid-19 at a private hospital here.
The popular singer who was admitted to MGM Healthcare with mild Coronavirus infection some days back is now on ventilator and ECMO support and his condition is critical.
On August 5, in a Facebook post, the 74-year-old SP Balasubramanyam said that he was suffering from a very mild attack of the Coronavirus and had got himself hospitalised to take rest.
SP Balasubramanyam had said that though the doctors had advised him to stay at home and take rest, he decided to be in a hospital, as at home his family members would get concerned. He hoped to get discharged from the hospital in two days.
However, soon his condition deteriorated.
Honoured with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards in 2001 and 2011 respectively, SPB has won six National Film Awards for the best male playback singer and several other state awards.
His fans are praying for SP Balasubramanyam to get well soon and start singing.