Indian playback singer SP Balasubramaniam on life support due to COVID-19


Veteran South Indian playback singer SP Balasubramaniam, who had tested Covid-19 positive earlier this month, is now on life support.

A statement issued by the hospital he is admitted to, said on Friday: “There has been a setback in the health of Thiru SP Balasubramaniam, who had been admitted at MGM Healthcare for symptoms of Covid since August 5, 2020. In a late-night development on August 13, his condition had deteriorated, and based on the advice of the expert medical team attending to him, he has been moved to the ICU and he is on life support and his condition remains critical.”

“He is currently under observation by the team of experts from critical care and his haemodynamic and clinical parameters are being closely monitored,” the statement added.

Earlier in a video, he had revealed that he had fever, a cold and chest congestion, and wanted to get tested for the disease. The reports were positive, and doctors recommended him to follow home quarantine. Instead of going back home, he admitted himself to the hospital, keeping in mind the safety of his family members.

Earlier in a video, he had revealed that he had decided to get himself tested after suffering from fever, cold and chest congestion. After testing positive, he admitted himself to the hospital instead of following a home quarantine routine, keeping in mind the safety of his family members.

In a career spanning over five decades, Balasubramaniam has recorded over 40000 songs in 16 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. From Kamal Haasan in “Ek Duuje Ke Liye” to becoming a Salman staple – his films included “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Humn Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” – he has played the role of music director, actor and dubbing artist with much elan.

Apart from six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, he has also been feted by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for his contribution to regional cinema.