S P Balasubramanyam 1st Death Anniversary
The great Singer S P Balasubramanyam passed away at MGM Hospital in Chennai at 01.04 PM on 25th September 2020.
Today is his first death anniversary.
Businessoftollywood.com remember this great singer recollecting his past glory on the day of his first death anniversary.
Following are the few lines about this great singer:-
S P Balasubramanyam was a great Playback singer. SPB born at Konetammapeta Village, in Nellore district of AP on 4th June 1946.
He was introduced to Telugu cinema as playback singer by music director S P Kodandapani through B Padmanabham’s ‘Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. In the film he rendered a solo “Padyam” for actor B.Padmanabham. Then one more song “Yemi Ee Vintha Moham” in the film along with P B Srinivas, Raghramaiah. That was the start without a stop.
The songs of the film ‘Sankarabharanam’ elevated him to new heights.This tireless singer along with daily song recordings used to give stage performances.
He used to change his voice to suit any actor, with mimicry style.His voice particularly suited for actor Krishna, Allu Rama Lingaiah, ANR,NTR, Rajababu. He could go to any pitch and module to any style.
Sukhaduhkhalu,Maha Baludu,Yevariki Vare Yamuna Theere,Adavi Ramudu,Kanne Vayasu,Nenante Nene,Sankarabharanam,Swathi Muthyam,Sagara Sangamam, Premabhishekam,Malle Puvvu,Geethanjali are the Popular musical films.
The songs By S P Balasubramanyam are unforgettable.It is difficult to write about his songs,since the list is more than 40000.He is in the guiniess Book of Records as singer singing more number of songs.
S P Balasubramanyam was not only a singer but was an all rounder in Tollywood in particular and in Indian cinema in general.S P Balasubramanyam was a singer, music director, actor, Voice actor (Dubbing artist) and director.There was a time when S P Balasubramanyam used to record more than 10 songs per day.For about 50 years he was in the field.
He moduled his voice for Kamal Hasan in most of his films (for few Kamal Movies music director Chakrapani gave his voice).
This busy singer has recorded many private devotional songs.Lingastakam is the most popular work of SPB. He has recorded many Shiri Sai Baba devotionals also.
The Lyrics of Popular songs of S P Balasubramanyam:-
“Medante meda kadu goodante goodu kadu” (film: Sukhaduhkkalu)
“Ye divilo virisina parijathamo ye madilo merisina prema geethamo” (film: Kannevayasu)
“Nee illu bangaram kanu naa illu singaram kanu”
“Thakita thadimi thandana” (film: Sagara Sangamam)
“Brochevadevarura ninu vina” (film: Sankarabharanam)
“Sankara Nadasarira” (film: Sankarabharanam)
“Koketthukellindi kondagalee nee konte choopu choosthene hari hari” (film: Adavi Ramudu)
“Oh! Papa lali” (film: Geethanjali)
“Abba nee theeyani debba” (film: Jagadekaveerudu Athilokasundari)
“Danchave Menattha koothura”
“Oooo! Visala gaganamulo chandamama” (film: Mahabaludu)
“Aagadu yenimishamu neekosamu” (film: Premabhishekam)
“Yekkado doorana koorchunnavu” (film: Devudamma)
“Idi tholi rathri tharagani rathri” (film: Majnu)
“Prema yentha madhuram Priyuralu antha khatinam” (film: Abhinandana)
“Chithram Bhalare Vichithram” (film: Dana Veera Soora Karna)
“Neevoo mavale manishivani neekoo maranam vunnadani” (film: Shiridi Saibaba Mahathyam)
“Oka lailakosam thiriganu lokam” (film:
“Saapatu yetoo ledu pattaina padu brother” (film: Aakali Rajyam)
“Kanne pillavani vannelunnavani yennenni vagalu pothunnave chinnari” (film: Aakali Rajyam)
“Yennallo vechina udayam” (film: Manchimithrulu – along with singer Ghantasala)
“Prathee rathri vasantha rathri (film: Ekaveera – along with singer Ghantasala)
“Raavamma mahalakshmi raavamma nee kovela ee illu koluvai vunduvukani” (film: Undamma bottupedatha)
In the films Annamayya, Sri Ramadasu and Manjunatha all the numbers are hits.
There is an endless list of songs of S P Balasubramanyam.Only few could be listed above.
Awards for S P Balasubramanyam (Telugu films):-
National Award (1980) as best singer for the song “Omkara Nadalu sandhanamau ganame” (film: Sankarabharanam)
National Award (1984) as best singer for the song “Vedam Anuvanuvuna Nadam” (film: Sagarasangamam)
National Award (1989) as best Singer for the song “Cheppalani Vundi Manasu Vippalani Vundi” (film: Rudraveena)
Filmfare Award (South – 2006) as best singer for the song “Adigadigo Bhadragiri” (film: Sri Ramadasu)
The list of Nandi Awards as Best Singer:-
Nandi Award (1978) film Nalaga Yendaro
Nandi Award (1979) film Sankarabharanam
Nandi Award (1981) film: Premabhishekam
Nandi Award (1983) film: Bahudoorapu Batasari
Nandi Award (1984) film: Suvarna Sundari
Nandi Award (1985) film: Mayuri
Nandi Award (1986) film: Anveshana
Nandi Award (1987) film: Abhinandana
Nandi Award (1988) film: Prema
Nandi Award (1989) film: Neerajanam
Nandi Award (1990) Film: Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari
Nandi Award (1991) film: Chanti
Nandi Award (1992) film: Bangarumama
Nandi Award (1993) film: Misterpellam
Nandi Award (1994) film: Bhairava Dweepam
Nandi Award (1995) film: Priyaragalu
Nandi Award (1997) film: Annamayya
Nandi Award (2000) film: Raghavayyagri Abbayi
Nandi Award (2002) film: Vasu
Nandi Award (2003) film: Seethaiah
Nandi Award (2005) film: Pellam Picchodu
Nandi Award (2010) film: Mahathma
Nandi Award(1985) as Best Music Director for the film: Mayuri.
Nandi Award (1996) as best Supporting actor for the film: Pavithra Bandham
Honors for S P Balasubramanyam:-
Honorary Doctorate from Potti Sreeramulu University in the year 1999.
Govt. of India honored him with Padmasri in the year 2001.
Honored with Kalaprapurna by Andhra University in the year 2009.
Honorary Doctorate by J N T U, Ananthapur in the year 2010.
Govt. of India honored him with Padma Bhushan in the year 2011.
He was honored with Allu Ramalingaiah award for the year 2015.
It is difficult to present the list of Telugu movies of S P Balasubramanyam as singer since he rendered play back for almost all movies released between 1970 and 1990.
The list of films (selected) of S P Balasubramanyam as actor:-
Pellante Noorella Panta(1969)
O Papa Lali(1990)
Wife of V Varaprasad(1997)
Moodu Mukkallu Cheppalante(waiting for a release date)
List of films (selected) with S P B as Music Director:-
Thoorpu Velle Railu(1979)