Padma Award 2020: Singer SP Balasubramaniam received Padma Vibhushan award posthumously, honored for contribution to Hindi cinema
Legendary singer Balasubramaniam (Sp Balasubrahmanyam) was honored with the Padma Vibhushan Award, the country's highest civilian honor, for his significant contribution to Hindi cinema. Many of his fans and celebs had urged the Indian government to give this honor.
SP Balasubramaniam is known as one of the greatest playback singer. He has sung more than 4000 songs in his career in languages like Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. He has received the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 6 films for his work in four different languages and has been honored with the highest civilian awards like Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
SP Balasubramaniam is also fondly called SPB by his fans. SPB has many famous songs including 'Urvashi Urvashi', 'Andhamaina Premarani', 'Bangaru Kodi Petta', 'Jamamurarathiri', 'Konji Konji'. His last film is Rajinikanth's 'Annathe' in which 'Annath Annaatthe' is sung. This film was released on the occasion of Diwali.
singer died of corona
SPB was admitted to MGM Hospital in Chennai on 5 August 2020. At that time he was infected with Kovid-19 and he died after fighting a long battle with Corona. However, the singer Nidhi passed away due to cardio respiratory arrest.
The Padma Awards 2020 and 2021 were held on 8 November at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind, the award ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Amit Shah and the country's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Several awardees from various fields like agriculture, sports, arts, cinema, music, education were felicitated.
This time 119 people have been honored with Padma awards. This time 7 people were honored with Padma Vibhushan, 10 with Padma Bhushan and 102 with Padma Shri. 16 people were awarded the Padma Shri award posthumously.