Bigg Boss Telugu 4 host Nagarjuna Akkineni paid his last respects to legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who died at the age of 74 on Friday. The singer’s mortal remains were laid to rest on Saturday at his farmhouse in Chennai with state honours. At a time when SPB’s demise has left his fans devastated, Saturday’s episode of Bigg Boss Telugu 4 Tribute To SP Balasubrahmanyam.
In a video shared by Star Maa on Saturday, Akkineni Nagarjuna said, “We no longer have the blessing to be able to hear his voice but I am sure the celestial beings are enjoying his music. Keep him, safe dear Lord, keep our Balu safe.” The video features SPB’s photos with his songs playing in the backdrop while Host Nagarjuna pays his tribute.
Bigg Boss Telugu 4 Tribute To SP Balasubrahmanyam
We Love you so much!!! pic.twitter.com/EJA6dvAIyY
— starmaa (@StarMaa) September 26, 2020
The timeless Aamani from Mani Ratnam-and Nagarjuna’s Geethanjali plays in the background in the video, and the devotional Antharyami, the spiritually-charged Annamayya Keerthana, which was immortalized by the Nagarjuna-starrer Annamayya. Directed by K Raghavendra Rao, the track had music by MM Keeravani. The 1997 film is considered one of the greatest Indian classics ever. No wonder Nag looks emotional while bidding farewell to the singer who was an integral part of his career.
“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 (sic),” Nagarjuna tweeted on Friday, sharing a video clip.
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 a unsaid integrable part of my life… దాచుకో స్వామి మా బాలుని జాగ్రత్తగా దాచుకో ! #ripspb 🙏 pic.twitter.com/pK8jYS5ONs
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) September 25, 2020
The homage will be paid in the Saturday’s episode of Bigg Boss Telugu 4. The news of the legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passing was shared through an official statement from MGM Healthcare, where SPB was undergoing treatment. Later, SPB’s son SP Charan shared with reporters present at the hospital that his father now “belongs to everyone. He will live on in his songs.”