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Carnatic Music Legend M Balamuralikrishna Passes Away At 86

Balamuralikrishna was a Padma Vibhushan recipient and was also honored with a number of state awards.

22/11/2016 6:44 PM IST | Updated 22/11/2016 6:52 PM IST
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Dr. Balamuralikrishna giving his time to launch this 9th album of 14-years-old K. Sathyanarayanan 'Bhajans on Keyboard' In Chennai.

Veteran Carnatic music exponent M Balamuralikrishna, who enthralled music lovers for more than four decades, passed away here today.

The 86-year-old veteran was not keeping well for some time and breathed his last today 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 honored with a number of state awards.

Leading lights of Carnatic music condoled his death.

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