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SP Balasubrahmanyam buried at his farmhouse with state honours

SP Balasubrahmanyam was laid to rest at his farmhouse near Chennai on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: September 27, 2020 9:04:01 am
spb, spb funeral, SP Balasubrahmanyam funeralSPB's funeral rites were performed by his son S P Charan. (Express photo by Janardhan Koushik)

Versatile singer, actor and music composer S P Balasubrahmanyam hailed as “singing moon” and “music cloud” by his millions of fans was laid to rest at his farm house near Chennai on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police.

After the singer’s son S P Charan performed the funeral rites amid Vedic chants by priests, 24 police personnel gave a gun salute and later the body was lowered into a deep pit and buried.

With policemen marching along, the body was brought on a bier to the designated burial spot from an enclosure earmarked for people to pay homage and perform rituals. The farm house at Tamaraipakkam in nearby Tiruvallur district teemed with his fans, well-wishers and celebrities for the funeral and about 500 police personnel were deployed to regulate crowd.

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The singer, praised as “Padum Nila” (singing moon) and “Isai Megam” (music cloud) by his fans for his mellifluous voice, tested positive for coronavirus and admitted to MGM Healthcare in Chennai on August 5. He died on Friday.

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