Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has paid tributes to the legendary SP Balasubrahmanyam, calling the late singer a modest man regardless of towering achievements.

Balasubrahmanyam, 74, died on Friday after an over two-month-long battle with coronavirus.

Writing on his weblog on Saturday, Bachchan stated SPB, as he was fondly known as, had a “God gifted voice”.

“In the midst of the work schedule, the thoughts works at a tangent that brings emotion for the departed – SP Balasubrahmanyam the God gifted voice gone silent. And day on day the very particular have left us for the heavens and as they might usually say ‘to a greater place.’

“The pandemic claims one more gem, the voice of nice divinity and soul,” the actor wrote.

A six-time Nationwide Award winner, Balasubrahmanyam, who had sung over 40,000 songs, was additionally honoured with Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2011.

Bachchan, 77, posted a photograph of the duo from an previous occasion and stated he was lucky to fulfill the singer.

“Lengthy years in the past at a operate I had had the honour of assembly him. A easy, modest human, regardless of the immense celeb he was bestowed with.”

Balasubrahmanyam was laid to relaxation at his farmhouse on Saturday with a 24-gun salute by the Tamil Nadu Police.

Bachchan joined the remainder of the Indian movie and music business members, together with Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, AR Rahman, Kamal Haasan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ramya Krishnan, and Anil Kapoor in paying wealthy tributes to Balasubrahmanyam.