Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, AR Rahman holds mass prayer for SP Balasubrahmanyam
Mumbai : Prayers continue to pour in for singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who is on ventilator and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support at a private hospital in Chennai. Balasubrahmanyam had contracted COVID-19 and admitted himself to the hospital on August 5.
Kollywood's top film personalities, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, AR Rahman, Ilaiyaraaja and Bharathiraja among others are holding a mass prayer meet on August 20. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to wish and pray for the SPB to get-well-soon.
On Wednesday, director Bharathiraja called for a mass-prayer by fans and those from the industry to be performed on Thursday. “SPB fans across the globe will play SPB songs at 6 pm on 20 August at their respective places and pray for his speedy recovery. I invite everyone to be part of the mass prayer (sic),” he has written in his statement.
Veteran Telugu actor Chiranjeevi shared a personal video message with prayers for SPB, “My association with Balu is not just from cinema, it is personal too. In Chennai we were staying in the same neighbourhood and met often. Our relationship is of several years. I dearly call him Annaya (brother), and his sisters also treat me as a brother,” he said.
“Balu is a treasure not just for Telugu cinema but also for the Indian cinema. His breath is raagam, thaalam and pallavi. I am among the hundreds of fans who are praying that he should soon recover and open that lovely voice and entertain the audience. I believe that everyone's prayers and the god's blessing would expedite his recovery, so let us all pray for him,”the actor further added.
Among those to share their messages on social media include actors Karthi, Arun Vijay, Soori, directors AR Murugadoss, Karthik Subbaraj, KS Ravikumar, singer Hariharan.