Handshake with SPB an unforgettable memory: Venkatesh Shanmugam

15

Bengaluru, Sep 26 | Indian football legend Venkatesh Shanmugam has paid a rich tribute to SP Balasubrahmanyam, saying the famed playback singer had a “profound impact” on his life.

Balasubrahmanyam, popularly known as SPB or Balu in the movie world, died on Friday afternoon in a Chennai hospital where he was being treated for Covid-19 since last month.

“Artists may die but their art lives on forever. SP Balasubrahmanyam is one such icon, whose work has had such a profound impact on my life and, I’m sure, on millions of others,” Venkatesh said, as per an AIFF media release.

“Every day of my career, earlier as a player and now as a coach, I have not gone to bed before listening to an SBP song, and throughout the journey his compositions have been a source of continuous inspiration. And they shall continue to remain so,” he added.

The 41-year-old recalled his meeting with the Padma Bhushan recipient, which took place three years ago.

“I just said ‘hello’ and told him that I am a football player. He always appreciated sports and athletes a lot — his fondness for Sachin Tendulkar and how he sponsored a teenaged Viswanathan Anand are just a few examples. He smiled warmly and as he shook my hand, he said “that’s very good”. That handshake was a truly surreal moment for me and will always remain a simply unforgettable memory,” said Venkatesh.

Venkatesh, who is currently the assistant coach of the Indian men’s football team, said Balasubrahmanyam’s songs have been a guiding light for him.

“During the difficult days when I was struck with injury, listening to SBP’s melodies would help me recover and come back stronger.”

“After a disappointing defeat or a bad performance on the field, I would turn to his music to recharge myself and get ready for the next game. Even in joy and victory, his songs would drive me to keep pushing the envelope and give my best. Such is the beauty of his music — they were a motivation at all times, no matter the situation,” he said.

Balasubrahmanyam recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades, and Venkatesh said it was “impossible to even think” of picking a favourite song of the late singer.

“As an artist, he was second to none but there are so many other qualities of his that I draw a lot of inspiration from. His dedication to his craft and the hard work he put in on a daily basis is just something else,” the former India captain said.

“Another aspect of his personality that stands out is his humility. He achieved so much in his career and yet he never showed off. I have never seen a humble person in my life than him. Apart from his songs, his talks and interviews — where he would give valuable points about life, were so inspirational. He was not just a singer, he was an advisor to the public,” he added.

Venkatesh said that Balasubrahmanyam’s demise leaves a huge void in the lives of all his fans, in India and across the world. “However, his soulful voice and melodies shall live forever for generations to come and continue to be a guiding light. Rest in peace, sir!”

Source: IANS

Sponsors Posts

Teamology Softech And Media Makes PR Affordable for SMEs In India

Teamology Softech And Media Makes PR Affordable for SMEs In India

Don’t have enough funds to spend on your business or do u have very limited amount of money for your business PR? No worries when Teamology make affordable PR for your business and brand. Teamology Softech And Media Services Pvt Ltd are a high term Digital PR, Information Technology, Digital Marketing and Brand Consulting firm in India.

How to transform your small business into a big business?

Every startups face many challenges, but none as uncertain or life-threatening as the struggle to remain cash positive. In enhancement, new companies have to pay thousands a month in team salaries, office-leasing fees, raw materials, and other continuous operational costs all while struggling to secure enough funds to stay afloat.

Mr. Gulrez Alam, a young entrepreneur and Managing Director at Teamology Softech and Media Services Pvt. Ltd. He is also a co-founder of Sarkarinaukriind.com a leading educational Sarkari Naukri Information portal in India shares his experience where he felt extremely helpless to promote his own site sarkarinaukriind.com as it’s not possible for young entrepreneurs to invest huge amount in their PR activities for SMEs.  Caught in this dire financial balancing act, most entrepreneurs end up abandoning investments they come to view as unnecessary, such as marketing and advertising. Yet the cruel irony is that neglecting marketing altogether smothers a business’s growth, leaving it less revenue to collect and forcing it into an even more definitive budget.

So after his personal experience where he wasn’t able to do his PR and advertisement of the webportal.  Mr. Gulrez Alam along with Mr. Badshah Ansari who is now a technical director of Teamology softech and Media services Pvt.Ltd  decided to startup a business venture where their company Teamology Softech and Media Services Pvt. Ltd  provides offer of  100% Guaranteed Digital PR over the world. They are also running ads and manage social media account of many happy clients. They Boost your social media Engagement apparently. They have a dedicated team who are expert In SEO Services.

The teamology Providing Backlink, Page Optimization, Schema Markup, On-Page SEO, Off-Page SEO, and many more. They also Offers Website and App Development Services. Custom Web development, Design according to SEO Algorithm. Teamology has a Team of Experts Writer, who writes the article for many reputed organizations like Forbes, Entrepreneur, Buzzfeed, and many Indian news websites.

Teamology Team consists of more than 30 Marketers, Writers, and Managers. The Main Motto of Teamology is to provide best PR service and also sssured that client’s project would deliver on time. Teamology  Supports Small and medium Startups to provide excellent service at the best price. Teamology has joined the gap between startups, SMEs, individuals, and mainstream media affordable to every enterprise. it included mainstream media in the press announcement field. Teamology have directly affiliated with 100+ online news channels in linguistics.

At present Teamology has 160+ clients, their have 100+ publications in total and approximately 10k satisfied and happy clients.  Their Mission is to helps in Branding, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, and Design to grow Startups & Brands to meet Consumer’s needs and develop world-class skills & abilities. According to the founder of Teamology, Their  main goal is to help customers return on their investment, improve their operational performance, deliver their products and services more effectively & efficiently, and grow their businesses in existing & new markets.

They help By engaging with the customers and their teams to strengthen digital marketing, E-Commerce, and brand management skills to build a consumer-centric design.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here