Jagan concerns more over SPB

By Nehru.T Sep. 29, 2020, 12:52 pm IST
Jagan concerns more over SPB

Writes to center for Bharat Ratna

After the demise of legendary singer, thousands of voices raised from various corners of South India and expressing different views. Immediately after being admitted in the hospital the government of Tamilnadu announced that it would bear the entire financial expenditure of the great singer. But the mother land, Andhrapradesh didn’t speak anything so far. But the chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy sent the minister for water resourced Anil Kumar to the final rites of SP Balu on behalf of Andhrapradesh government. But on Monday the chief minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has created sensation and drew the attention of crores of people in entire South India by writing a letter to union government to announce Bharat Ratna, to SP Balu who has created gunnies book of records by singing more than 40,000 songs. Jagan stated that services rendered by the Balu to art, culture, language and music is immortal and its necessary and our responsibility to honour such great personalities.

Jagan wrote, As a tribute to the legendary singer for his outstanding contribution in the field of music and art, I request you to confer Bharat Ratna award upon him," wrote Reddy.

He reminded the Prime Minister that music legends such as LataMangeshkar, Bhupen Hazarika, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Bismillah Khan and Bhimsen Joshi were also honoured with Bharat Ratna. This will be the highest recognition to his remarkable work which lasted for five decades and stays in our memory forever, he said. Justifying his request, Reddy mentioned Balasubramanyam's familiar contribution to the arts, more than 40,000 songs in 11 languages. He won six national film awards for best male playback singer for his work, 25 AP state Nandi awards for his work in Telugu cinema, and numerous other state awards in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Even he was honoured with Padma Sri in 2011 and with Padmabhushan in 2011’ Jagan stated. Any how, all of sudden Jagan has attracted the attention of music lovers and cine big wigs by writing a letter to Prime minister by requesting to confer a great Bharat Ratna award for SP Balasubrahmanyam. His decision is unexpected and no other Chief minister from South India could take such a bold decision. The music lovers say that Jagan Mohan Reddy has paid tributes to Balu in such a great, grand manner. Actor Kamal Hassan and SP Charan have welcomed the decision taken by YS Jagan and for writing a letter to prime minister Narendra modi in this regard.


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