On Friday, in a statement, the hospital said that SP Balasubrahmanyam, 74, one of the dominant Indian most popular film singers, has passed away due to coronavirus and a couple of weeks spent on life support.
In a statement, Assistant Director of Medical Services at MGM Healthcare in Chennai (southeastern India), Anuradha Baskaran, said that Balasubrahmanyam had been on a ventilator since the 14th of August for severe Coronavirus pneumonia and he was even thoroughly under observation in the critical care unit.
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Anuradha Baskaran continued that in a further setback in the morning, despite the highest life support guidelines and the maximum struggles of the clinical team, his situation worsened further and Balasubrahmanyam suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest.
Baskaran briefed that Balasubrahmanyam died on Friday after 1:00 pm local time, and she added that she was confirming the tragic news with profound pain.
Balasubrahmanyam, one of the best and leading singers in the Indian cinema, well known as Balu or SPB, who held above thousands of credits as a playback singer (a singer who records his songs that latterly mimed by film actors in their movies) in multiple languages included English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Balasubrahmanyam confirmed positive for COVID-19
Baskaran said that Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to the medical center on the 5th of August and tested positive against COVID-19 on the 4th of September.
India has confirmed above 5.8 million COVID-19 infections, and around 92,290 people died since the inception of the pandemic Coronavirus, Johns Hopkins University says.
On Wednesday, Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, asked for a decrease in Coronavirus local lockdowns, despite the territory acquired the second maximum position of recorded coronavirus cases and the third-highest death toll globally.
Although, in India, individual state administrations are allowed to go outside those measures issued by the federal govt. and as Coronavirus infection is still ramping up across Indian states, chief ministers have declared partial lockdowns.
On Wednesday, in an online conference, Prime Minister Modi asked chief state ministers to review state that are hindering the economic action.