Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to confer the Bharat Ratna on late music maestro SP Balasubrahmanyam, who handed away on September 25 in Chennai after a battle with the lethal coronavirus.
“Our state of Andhra Pradesh is lucky for being the birthplace of nice music maestro SP Balasubrahmanyam whose premature demise not solely brought on misery to his followers in India however has additionally affected the worldwide music fraternity. His recognition may be gauged by the continual movement of wealthy tributes from music aficionados all around the world,” Jagan stated.
Calling SPB’s achievements unparalleled, Jagan briefly talked about the awards and titles acquired by the legendary singer in a profession spanning over 5 many years.
“Music stalwarts like Lata Mangeshkar, Bhupen Hazarika, MS Subbulakshmi, and Bhimsen Joshi have been conferred the Bharat Ratna by the Authorities of India, I request you to do the identical with SP Balasubrahmanyam, giving the best recognition to his outstanding work which lasted for five many years and stays in our reminiscence without end,” Jagan added.
Jagan’s letter to the Prime Minister comes amid a rising refrain from followers and celebrities alike demanding the best civilian honour for the late singer. Southern actor Arjun and The Prince of Arcot Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali have additionally appealed to the centre to offer a befitting honour to the contributions made by SPB.
Thanks Honourable CM of Andhra Pradesh. @AndhraPradeshCM.The honour you search for our brother Shri.S.P.Balasubramaniam is a sentiment which true followers of his voice will echo, not solely in Tamilnadu however all through the entire nation. pic.twitter.com/eSeC4MnR8p
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 28, 2020
Actor Kamal Haasan has thanked Reddy for elevating the request. He tweeted, “Thanks Honourable CM of Andhra Pradesh. @AndhraPradeshCM. The honour you search for our brother Shri.S.P.Balasubramaniam is a sentiment which true followers of his voice will echo, not solely in Tamilnadu however all through the entire nation.”