Carnatic singer Balamuralikrishna passes away

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Carnatic singer Balamuralikrishna passes away

Chennai - The Padma Vibhushan recipient was 86


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Published: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 5:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 7:46 PM

Veteran Carnatic music exponent M Balamuralikrishna, who enthralled music lovers for more than four decades, passed away here on Tuesday.
The 86-year-old veteran was not keeping well for some time and breathed his last on Tuesday at his residence here, his family sources told PTI.
A highly respected figure in the field of music, Balamuralikrishna featured in the popular national integration song "Miley Sur Mera Tumhara" in which he rendered Tamil lyrics.
A crowd-puller in Carnatic music concerts, musician was also popular among Tamil audiences for his hit number "Oru Naal Pothuma" in the 1965 Sivaji Ganesan starrer ?Thiruvilayadal", a mythological film.
He even starred in a number of films in Tamil and Telugu.
Balamuralikrishna was a Padma Vibhushan recipient and was also honoured with a number of state awards.
Leading lights of Carnatic music condoled his death. 

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