His childhood buddy says that SPB was beloved by everybody in his native village Konetampettai, situated in Tiruvallur district.
Climbing bushes, plucking mangoes, going to one another’s home of their native village Konetampettai – these are among the reminiscences that stay afresh within the thoughts of P. Subramani alias Chittamutti – the childhood buddy of S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, fondly referred to as as Mani in his village.
“We went across the village collectively. Mani’s mom Shakuntala often called Chinnama used to name me Chittamutti and your entire village is aware of me by that title now. He was beloved by everybody within the hamlet. He bore my daughter’s medical bills,” recollects Mr. Subramani who nonetheless lives in Konetampettai situated in Tiruvallur district.
After information concerning the singer’s death got here out within the media, he has been inconsolable. It’s not simply him; a pall of gloom has descended upon the Konetampettai village, his mom Shakuntala’s native village. “We met him when he got here to our village a couple of years in the past,” says Jayamma, Mr. Subramani’s daughter-in-law.
The whole village recollects him as humble, pleasant and as an individual who by no means forgot his roots. “He used to periodically ask about each element concerning the Konetampettai hamlet. Our households are very shut,” says Rajendra Prasad, his household buddy.
He recollects that every time villagers went to ask him to the hamlet for a operate, he would ask what he might do for the village. “His final go to was in August 2018 and he helped construct bogs for the college and a RO Plant. He was a really punctual individual. Now your entire village is unhappy to have misplaced him. Many have been crying since Thursday evening when information that he was vital reached us,” he explains.
A. Bhanumurthy, Mr. Subrahmanyam’s cousin, mentioned that they had been like Arjuna and Krishna. “The final time I spoke to him was on September 12. I requested him when he was getting discharged and he mentioned he was feeling higher,” he recollects. He says that his cousin might by no means damage anyone, even when it was an enemy. “He’ll mingle with everybody proper from the Prime Minister to an unusual man,” he says.
An ardent lover of cricket, tennis and studying, SPB was a eager observer too. “He was an authority in Telugu pronunciation. He might sing in any language. He all the time confirmed the keenness and the dedication of a pupil even until not too long ago. He needed to rebuild his home within the village and had even accredited the plan,” he provides.
His loss has left many speechless. “All of the music lovers are in tears. We have now misplaced an excellent individual. Our village will miss him very a lot,” says Mr. Rajendra Prasad.