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Playlist: 15 Songs for Which S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Won Awards

The legendary singer passed away on Friday at the age of 74.

New Delhi: Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday at the age of 74 after a long battle with COVID-19. The singer recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 Indian languages, winning numerous awards and honours during his 50-year career.

Considering the range and variety of songs recorded by SPB, as he was popularly known, it is practically impossible to list his ‘best songs’. The Wire is compiling a list of 15 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi for which the singer won national, state and industry awards.

1. ‘Aayiram Nilave Vaa’ from Adimai Penn (1969, Tamil)

2. ‘Omkara Nadanu’ from Sankarabharanam (1979, Telugu)

3. ‘Ithu Oru Pon Malai’ from Nizhalgal (1980, Tamil)

4. ‘Tere Mere Beech Mein’ from Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981, Hindi)

5. ‘Vedam Anuvanuvuna’ from Saagara Sangamam (1983, Telugu)

6. ‘Cheppaalani Undi’ from Rudraveena (1988, Telugu)

7. ‘Ade Neevu Ade Nenu’ from Abhinandana (1987, Telugu)

8. ‘Dil Deewana’ from Maine Pyar Kiya (1989, Hindi)

9. ‘Mannil Indha’ from Keladi Kanmani (1990, Tamil)

10. ‘Kanna En Selai’ from Jai Hind (1994, Tamil)

11. ‘Umandu Ghumandu Ghana Gar Je Badara’ from Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai (1995, Kannada)

12. ‘Thanga Thamarai’ from Minsaara Kanavu (1996, Tamil)

13. ‘Giri Siri Nela Hola’ from O Mallige (1997, Kannada)

14. ‘Nenapu Nenapu’ from Savi Savi Nenapu (2007, Kannada)

15. ‘Thala Ethi’ from Mahatma (2009, Telugu)