Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away on Friday at 1.04 PM at the MGM Healthcare hospital in Chennai after he tested positive for COVID-19 symptoms on August 5. The 74-year-old had been undergoing treatment for more than 50 days, with his son SPB Charan keeping fans posted on a regular basis regarding his father's health condition. Despite a steady improvement, SPB's health condition on Thursday had deteriorated further warranting maximum life support and he had become extremely critical, as per a statement. MGM Healthcare on Friday afternoon issued a statement after the singer's passing away saying maximal life support measures were adopted in treating him, but his condition worsened further and he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest.

With SPB no more, fans, celebrities and reputed personalities from various walks of life have been offering their condolences and paying their tributes to the legend. With many revisiting the iconic singer's memorable songs to reminisce about him, composer D. Imman took to his Twitter page to appear on video and pay his tributes to the late singer. Captioning the video "We Miss You SPB Sir. #Annaatthe #RIPSPB", Imman stated, "My greetings to everyone. I'm D. Imman. SP Balasubrahmanyam sir's death has come as heartbreaking news for countless music fans. It is giving me a lot of pain. How many thousands of songs has he sung? He has been a big company to our nights." 

Imman further added, "In my musical journey, when I began my career on the small screen and then while working in films, there were a few occasions where I got opportunities to collaborate with him. One such occasion was the 'Pattu Onnu' song in Jilla. SPB sir and Shankar Mahadevan sir had sung it together and Vijay sir and Mohanal sir appeared on the screen. After that, in Rajini sir's upcoming film, Annaatthe's introduction song, SPB sir has sung once again for my music. So, when I think about his final song for Rajini sir and in my music, I feel so blessed. I have no words to explain. He was such a sweet, loving and wonderful human being. There is no replacement for him. We really miss you, SPB sir. Love you." 

Watch D. Imman's emotional video about SP Balasubrahmanyam and his final song in Rajinikanth's Annaatthe on his Twitter page below: