AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote a letter to PM Modi demanding the highest Bharat Ratna civilian award for SP Balasubrahmanyam. Balasubrahmanyam is a native of Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, and the state government has now asked the prime minister to present the legendary singer to Bharat Ratna.
Jagan wrote in his letter to Modi, "As a tribute to the legendary singer for his outstanding contribution in the field of music and art, I ask you to confer upon him Bharat Ratna." It is expected that the Modi will soon respond to CM Jagan 's message. In particular, for his work in Telugu cinema, Balasubramaniam received 25 Andhra Pradesh Nandi awards, apart from various other awards such as Filmfare, Silver Peacock, etc. SPB was also awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards.
Following a prolonged battle with Covid-19 associated illness, SP Balasubrahmanyam breathed his last on September 25th.