Indian singer Subrahmanyam dies of Covid-19

Dawn | Sep 26, 2020 at 8:58 AM
  • S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, whose prolific output as a singer included around 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages, died on Friday aged 74 after a prolonged battle with coronavirus.
  • The June suicide of popular actor Sushant Singh Rajput sent further shockwaves across Bollywood, sparking a media frenzy.
  • Balasubrahmanyan originally intended to be an engineer, but music was never far from his mind, as he entered — and won — singing contests while still at university, eventually making his professional debut in 1966 in a Telugu language film.