Entire Kollywood industry came up with emotional posts paying respect to the legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam who died after combatting with the COVID 19 virus for 50+ days. He who sung 40,000 + songs in his entire career, left his fans, friends, relatives and colleagues in a dejected state. Despite of the COVID 19 fear, public people attended the funeral of the legend to pay their final respect.
SPB was responding well to the treatment till Wednesday. His health was improving and the amount of air that moved in or out of the lungs with each respiratory cycle increased giving his doctors and family hope. However, on Thursday, there was a cerebral haemorrhage, leak in the brain that made the treatment difficult. “To stop the leak, we need to stop the medication that thins his blood. But his blood has to be thin to flow freely in and out of ECMO”, said Dr. Rao. With a cardio respiratory arrest, the doctors declared him as dead at 1 : 04 PM on 25th of September.
Actor Vijay reached Thamaraipakkam to attend the funeral whereas Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth released videos in their respective twitter accounts to express their grief. Ilayaraja, A. R Rahman, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Suriya, Dhanush, Sivakarthikeyan and many other influential icons posted their condolence messages. Legendary actor Vijayakumar’s daughter and Bigg Boss fame Vanitha Vijayakumar also uploaded a tweet remembering the legend.
In her tweet, Vanitha said that she used to ask actor Vijay to sing the most famous “Malare Mounama” song of SPB for her. With an initial reluctant, Vijay would sing the song for her sweetly, Vanitha says. “still remember how many times I used to ask Vijay to sing malare mounama song to me….he used to give me a nasty look coz I bugged him so much but sweetly sang it for me…memories” her tweet read.
I still remember how many times I used to ask @actorvijay to sing malare mounama song to me….he used to give me a nasty look coz I bugged him so much but sweetly sang it for me…memories #SPBalasubrahmanyam— Vanitha Vijaykumar (@vanithavijayku1) September 27, 2020
This tweet from her received mixed reactions from her followers. Many of the questioned the connection between SPB and the incident shared by Vanitha.
Spb memories Kum.. Vijay unga Kita sing pannathukum Enna sammantham?— Ram Jerran (@iRamJerran) September 27, 2020
Are you trying to pay a tribute to SPB.?? You could talk about the direct interactions with SPB. Why include vijay??? To woo his fans???— vijay (@vj_buddy) September 27, 2020
Ninga spb ah vechu, vijay fans kum kokki podura mari iruku.. idhu oru kedukketta pozhappu.
இதெல்லாம் நம்புற மாறியா இருக்கு— RavenRagu (@ravenragu) September 27, 2020
What’s the relation between spb sir’s demise and ur tweet?? Why do u drag Mr Vijay in this? Attention seeker like that moron meera Mithun.Both have to see a psychiatrist immediately— Vivekaran (@its_Vivekh) September 27, 2020
Are you trying to pay tribute to SPB or to woe Vijay's fans here? Stop clinging on to another person's success. If ur so fame hungry, get it on ur own without bringing anyone's name. It's a pity that even at this age ur so attention seeking. Get a life !!!!— Sylvia Janet (@SylviaJanet20) September 27, 2020
However, vanitha replied to one of these comments saying that it is her memories with SPB’s songs. “I haven’t been close to spb sir..we weren’t family friends unfortunately and I’ve never worked with him..know his son that’s it…so not much..I’m ofcourse a fan” her reply read.
That's my memories of spb songs..ofcourse with vijay..I haven't been close to spb sir..we weren't family friends unfortunately and I've never worked with him..know his son that's it…so not much..I'm ofcourse a fan https://t.co/AKZl47o8kx— Vanitha Vijaykumar (@vanithavijayku1) September 27, 2020