It was at a press meet in 2016, announcing his world tour to mark his 50th year in films, SP Balasubrahmanyam had performed a paadha puja paying his respects to his ‘Anna’ Yesudas.
This was an emotional moment that SPB had then said that he wanted to pay his guru-Dakshina to Yesudas, who he referred to as “my guru, brother and father figure”. “My thirst is quenched. God has been kind with all of us. Maybe, he has been kinder with me because I stand behind him in talent or voice, but still I could sit along with him, and he has come to bless me on this occasion… We all pray that he should live long and he should keep singing and bless the entire world with his gandharva gaanam,” said the singer.
The iconic Indian music legend SP Balasubrahmanyam had passed away at age 74. Balasubrahmanyam has been undergoing treatment at the MGM Healthcare Hospital in Chennai. was admitted on August 5, after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Speaking about the paada puja that SPB had done for him, a moved Yesudas responded by saying, “We are ekam, not dwaitam. We came through music, and she is the blessed mother for us. He always mentions that he hasn’t learnt music, but he shouldn’t say that. He has learnt through various births and has reached a very high position now. Everybody knows that he is a great singer, and that is because of the blessings of Goddess Saraswati.”
Indian singer KJ Yesudas reflects on the memories of the late SP Balasubrahmanyam, who he refers to as his “brother”. SPB passed away after a long battle with complications resulting from COVID-19 on September 25 in Chennai, read more