SP Balasubrahmanyam, popularly known as SPB, is an iconic Indian singer who has a legion of fans. He has been a part of the Indian music industry for over five decades and is respected for his versatility, vocal range and ability to sing in more than 15 languages. SPB’s voice has been featured on some of Indian cinema’s most popular and beloved songs. Here are some of the stories behind some of his most iconic numbers. “Ek Duuje Ke Liye” was released in 1981 and was picturised on Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri. It was composed by veteran musician Laxmikant Pyarelal and the song was a huge success. It was SPB’s voice that made this song so memorable and soulful. “Kanmani Anbodu Kadhalan” was released in 1995 in the film Bombay. The song is one of the most iconic love songs of all time and SPB’s voice made it even more special. The song was composed by A.R. Rahman and it was SPB’s voice that gave it a unique and beautiful melody. “Roop Tera Mastana” was released in 1972 in the film Aradhana and was picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The song was composed by S.D. Burman and SPB’s voice gave it a unique charm. The song was an instant hit and still remains one of the most popular love songs of all time. “Chitthi Aayi Hai” was released in 1987 in the film Naam. The song was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and it was SPB’s voice that made it so soulful and memorable. The song was a huge hit and it is still remembered by the audience. SPB’s voice has been the soundtrack of our lives and he will always be remembered for his contribution to Indian cinema. His songs will be cherished by generations to come.
He was also a renowned music teacher, having trained several aspiring singers including S. P. Sailaja, S. P. B. Charan, and Unni Menon. The world of Indian cinema has lost one of its most talented and beloved singers. SP Balasubrahmanyam’s unforgettable contributions to Indian cinema and music will be remembered for generations to come.