A man who has sung over 40000 songs and 16 languages indeed is a legend. Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam was famous for his music all around the world. He worked in various film industries in India and has given his voice in many famous songs that we loved to hear. Sadly, his demise has left us all in pain. He was a down to earth man and never accepted that he was a legendary musician. He was kind and grateful and that was reflected in the way he spoke. So, let’s have a look at some of his sayings that shows how great he was as a person.
Check out the list of top quotes by SP Balasubrahmanyam that are absolutely amazing.
1 “But, when I look back, I feel I could have sung better. I wonder how I got so many chances. I am not saying this out of humility. It’s a million-dollar question that will haunt me for as long as I live.”
2 “As a teenager, I dreamt of becoming an engineer. One day Janaki amma heard me and felt I was good. She said that I consider taking up singing. I met a few music directors, but nothing happened. There were illustrious seniors around at that time. A few years later, I won a competition and got my break in the Telugu industry.”
3 “There is no perfect musician anyway. There are only very good musicians who make fewer mistakes.”
4 “I know what I am capable of and more importantly, I know what I cannot do.”
5 “I think I have an edge over other musicians there — I am a good actor. I can emote very well physically and my ability to emote with voice is only an extension of that. My friends tell me I should have taken acting more seriously, but how many things does one take seriously.”
6 “Look at the classicism in these lines. But many songs composed today are more about noise than about music.”
7 “Consequently, the sounds are increasingly unfamiliar and the music, alien. I don’t mean to say all songs made today are bad. But a good number is like a rare oasis.”
8 “They compose a song and later ask a singer to come and sing it – not keeping in mind the singer’s unique timbre, texture or range.”
9 “Oh, I can’t stop talking about Rafi Saab.”
10 “His involvement with composition, making every song his own, is tremendous. Many great singers have been around and I love their music for different aspects. But I love Rafi for several more aspects. No singer like him.”
These were some of the amazing quotes by SP Balu Sir. These lines show his love for music and musicians, his concerns towards losing the essence of music, and his greatness in simplicity.