Celebrities from across the country on Friday paid rich tributes to SP Balu, the singer who has left behind a treasure trove of timeless work. From Bollywood's biggies to south Indian cinema's heavyweights, they all have expressed grief.
Here are condolence messages by celebs:
Pawan Kalyan: Gave a video message describing SPB in glorious terms.
Mahesh Babu: Unable to process the fact that #SPBalasubramaniam garu is no more. Nothing will ever come close to that soulful voice of his. Rest in peace sir. Your legacy will live on. Heartfelt condolences and strength to the family.
Chiranjeevi: This is the darkest day for the world of music.
Rajinikanth: #RIP Balu sir ... you have been my voice for many years ... your voice and your memories will live with me forever ... I will truly miss you ...
Jr NTR: Indian Music has lost its favourite son. Devastated! In a Legendary career spanning over five decades,Padma Bhushan S.P Balasubrahmanyam Garu has breathed life into over 40,000 songs. As long as music exists in this universe, you will live on sir
Venkatesh: Extremely sad to hear the news of SP Balasubramaniam Garu’s passing. We have lost a legend today. I’ve had the privilege to work with him in some of my best movies like Prema and Pavitra Bandham. Your legacy will live on Sir!
Balakrishna: I will always remember his voice.
Allu Arjun: Deeply Saddened to know that Legendary #SPBalasubrahmanyam garu has left us today. But he will always be heard, remembered and cherished in our lives. One of the greatest personalities in Indian Cinema. May his great soul rest in peace. Respect forever.
Aamir Khan: Deeply saddened to hear of the demise of Shri S P Balasubrahmanyam. My heartfelt condolences to the family. We have lost one of the most talented artistes of our times. Rest in Peace sir.
Mohan Babu: SP Balasubramanyam is my dearest friend. We used to stay together in Sri Kalahasthi in our childhood. As time passed by, both of us entered the film industry, he as a singer and every major event at Vidyanikethan, he was the chief guest.
Akkineni Nagarjuna: As the memories and conversations with Balu Garu come flooding back so do the tears... I still remember the call I got from him after my film Annamayya. He was such an unsaid integrable part of my life…
Kamal Haasan: paid a tribute in Tamil and shared a video clip.
Pooja Hegde: Amongst the many instances where we've witnessed your large-heartedness, I will eternally be grateful to you for giving me one of the fondest memories when you recreated 'Elluvochi Godaramma'. RIP music legend #SPBalasubrahmanyam.
Yuvraj Singh: The nation has lost an iconic artist with the passing of #SPBalasubrahmanyam. His soul and legacy shall live on forever through his music. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
Gopichand: I'm at a loss for words. Never thought you would leave us so soon #SPBalasubrahmanyam Garu. Will always cherish the wonderful songs you gave us. There will never be another. Rest in peace sir.
Keerthy Suresh: End of an era! An irreplaceable voice. A legacy which will be sung forever.
Tamannaah Bhatia: Unable to fathom the news of the unfortunate demise of SP Balasubrahmanyam garu. Your divine music will remain unparalleled. Your legacy will live on forever. Heartfelt condolences to the family.