Melodious numbers in a mesmerising voice

Melodious numbers in a mesmerising voice

Article Title: Melodious numbers in a mesmerising voice
Source : R Vimal Kumar, The Hindu, Feb 15, 2006 S.P. Balasubrahmanyam throws three-hour treat in Tuticorin

Tuticorin: It was a three-hour musical treat thrown by Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam or more popularly known as SPB at the V.O.C. College Grounds here on February 12.

The programme was organised by Kerala Samajam, Tuticorin, to raise funds for charity.

Visiting Tuticorin after almost two decades, SPB mesmerised the audience with his evergreen melodies sung in different languages.

Starting with 'Thanthinom..', a song from the recent-hit Chandramukhi, he popular numbers like 'Vaa Vennila Unne Thane Vanam Theduthe..' from Melle Thirantha Kathaku, 'Anthiveyil..' and 'Chinnamanikuyile..', etc., came one after the other.

He then sung 'Sankara Nadas Sharirapara..', a song from the Telugu movie 'Shankarabharanam', which fetched him the national award for the best singer for first time.To enthral Hindi music lovers, he sung 'Tere Mere Beech Mein..' from 'Ek Duje Keliye', which got him a national award in 1981, was welcomed with a thunderous applause.

He became emotional when he sang 'Ee Kadalum Maru Kadalum..' from the Malayalam movie 'Kadalpaalam'. "The lines are so meaningful and are much relevant today when human values are facing a degradation," he pointed out to the crowd.

On the behalf of Kerala Samajam, the singer gave away a portion of the collection generated through the programme to four non-governmental organisations.


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