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Carnatic music legend Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna dead

'Mile Sur Mera Tumhara' singer Balamuralikrishna, was not keeping well for a while now.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 7:00 pm

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Legendary Carnatic musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna passed away on Tuesday, his family confirmed. He was 86. According to reports, he was not keeping well for a while now. Balamuralikrishna was a Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, playback singer, composer and actor. He was also a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, apart from several honours for his contribution towards Indian Art.

A native of Sankaraguptam in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, he began singing at the age of six and was also good at  playing the flute, viola and violin. Bala was made Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2005.

For most of India, he is best known for his appearance in the iconic song “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara”.

Watch the song “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” here.

Balamuralikrishna has performed over 25,000 concerts worldwide. His best collaborations have been with other legends like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Kishori Amonkar. Balamuralikrishna has also penned over 400 compositions in Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil.

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  1. D
    Nov 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm
    Legend Ped away* nobody can replace him. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You will always stay in our hearts through your music. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;May his soul rest in peace.
    1. M
      Nov 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm
      Tears. What a lose. May his soul rest in peace.
      1. A
        Nov 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm
        RIP!! Great Personality great loss to the music world!!
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          Ashutosh Aggarwal
          Nov 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm
          He was by far the best male Carnatic vocalist, the void he left will be difficult to fill. Why we have to lost such precious person, I wonder. RIP
          1. Kasi Sivabalan
            Nov 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm
            Thanga ratham thadam puatha?lt;br/gt;(Did the golden chariot got derailed?)
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