Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away this afternoon (Sept 25) at Chennai and his demise has taken the entire country by deep sadness. He was 74. Having sung for more than 40000 songs in a career spanning over 5 decades, SP Balasubrahmanyam was a true legend who was unanimously loved by one and all. His loss is definitely irreplaceable. Leading personalities from the film industry are paying their tribute and sharing their condolence messages on social media. Here is a compilation of the reactions from our beloved personalities.

AR Rahman - #ripspb ...Devastated

Director Shankar - Only a very few singers have the quality,they sing a song and it will be a hit even before it reaches the audience. SPB sir was the top among them. We lost him, not his voice. It will always be in the air

Vadivelu - எங்கள் உள்ளத்தில் என்றும் வாழ்வாய் #RIPSPB

Dhanush - Rip SPB sir the voice which will echo in everyone’s house forever, a family member in every household. Ur voice and U will continue to live with us for generations to come. My condolences to his family and dear ones. Thank you sir for everything sir. you will be dearly missed

Anirudh Ravichander - The voice of the nation is no more.. deeply saddened.. unforgettable and precious memories in the studio with you.. will miss you and your love sir.. #RIPSPBalaSubramanyam

Sivakarthikeyan - இன்று காலை கூட வெற்றி நிச்சயம் பாடலில்தான் எனது நாள் தொடங்கியது..உங்கள் குரல் கேட்டு வளர்ந்த கோடி கணக்கான ரசிகர்களில் நானும் ஒருவன்...இவ்வுலகில் இசை இருக்கும் வரை உங்கள் புகழ் இருக்கும்.. கண்ணீருடன் விடை தருகிறோம் எங்கள் குரல் அரசனே உறங்குங்கள்  #RIPSPBSir

Vishal - Feeling sad that legend #SPBalasubramaniam is no more. Ending his ERA of the voice of melody but his songs will always be with us strong and heart touching forever. I will always miss you RIP #RIPSPB

Mahesh Babu - Unable to process the fact that #SPBalasubramaniam garu is no more. Nothing will ever come close to that soulful voice of his. Rest in peace sir. Your legacy will live on. Heartfelt condolences and strength to the family

Salman Khan - Heartbroken to hear about #SPBalasubrahmanyam sir... you will forever live on in your undisputed legacy of music! condolence to the family #RIP

Trisha - Dearest SPB sir, This feels like such a personal loss I am honoured and proud to have been part of films in which you sung. Thank you for the music Legends are forever. #RIPSPB

Yuvan - Music will miss you #SPBalasubramaniam

Jayam Ravi - You will live forever in our hearts through your euphonious voice sir Rest in peace #SPBalasubrahmanyam sir

Selvaraghavan - தன்னையே இழந்ததில் நிலா என்றும் அழுது கொண்டிருக்கும்! #RIPSPBSir

Harris Jayaraj - Oh, God! My heart is broken to pieces along with crores of music lovers hearing his demise. But, I may get back only by the songs he left for us. My condolences to families, Friends of #SPBalasubrahmanyam Garu.

Keerthy Suresh - End of an era! An irreplaceable voice. A legacy which will be sung forever #RIPSPB Sir

Atlee - #ripspb sir

Vivekh - பெரும் இழப்பு இசை உலகத்திற்கு பரந்து விரிந்த இந்த உலகமெல்லாம் பறந்து பறந்து 40,000 பாடல்களுக்கு மேல் பாடி, கோடிக்கணக்கான ரசிகர்களின் காதுகளில் தேன் சொரிந்த கானக்குயில் கண் மூடிக்கொண்டது