Of course about Bapu’s sudden demise. As soon as Balasubrahmanyam heard the news,he felt like he lost his right arm. SPB has a special bonding with late Bapu over a four decades now. Here is what SPB had to share on facebook,along his family photo with Bapu. Read it in Balu’s words only.
‘’Bapu, the world class artiste and India’s one of the finest film directors, passed away this evening. I was associated as a singer, music director for almost 90% of his creations. Actually my first song recording happened on his birthday (December 15th), which I always cherish. He was crestfallen when his soul-mate Mullapoodu Ramana passed away almost 2 years back. I should say that he never recovered from that loss.
I was one of the few, whom he allowed to see him off and on. My last visit was after I returned from US in July. I sang some of his favourite songs at that time. He was a die-hard fan of Janab Mehdi Hassan and his Gazals. I was preparing to leave the venue of my concert today when I got this shocking news. I cannot cancel this public show at this juncture. I want you all to pray for Bapu’s peace and if I wont be in my elements today in the concert, forgive me friends, mother Telugu lost a limb and the Telugu Alphabets wont be same after the great sculptor’s demise.’’
Bapuji – I am Lost.
Without you – The entire Telugu fraternity misses you.
The only consolation is – you met your soul-mate Ramana and your better-half (Rather other half) in Almighty’s abode.
In-pic: BAPU’S SON, MY DAUGHTER IN LAW, MY SON, MY WIFE, AND I WITH OUR GOD.