Balamuralikrishna was a legendary Carnatic singer who passed away on 22nd November 2016 in Chennai. The 86-years-old singer who gave the country his beautiful sound and was awarded with the Padma Vibhushan was not keeping well for some time and he took his last breath at his home in Chennai. He was a man with dignity and was respected a lot in the field of music and arts. Not just that M. Balamuralikrishna has also appeared in a lot of movies as well. His main instruments were Viola, Mridangam and kanjira. People who loved the Carnatic music always waited for his concerts and he was a crowd puller. His father was also a great musician who could play different instruments. His mother passed away when he was an infant and he was raised completely by his father. M. Balamuralikrishna was a well-known figure across the world and he had given several concerts around the world. He even had a huge fan following. His journey was spectacular and he has invented a lot of other things as well including boundless creativity, spirit of experimentation and non-conformism.
Balamuralikrishna was a profound man and a man with immense talent. He started his career when he was just 6 years old and till date he gave more than 25000 concerts across the world. He even accompanied PanditBhimsen Joshi for jugalbandi concerts. He had given the performances in several languages apart from his own mother tongue i.e. Telugu. He had also composed more than 400 compositions in various languages for the movies, which included devotional songs to varnams, javalis, thillians, krithis, and the 72-melakartha ragas to the film industry. He had also received the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Shri award by the government of India for his contribution in the music. He was also awarded Chevalier of theOrdre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government in the year 2005. He had even received two national awards for the best male playback singer and for the best music direction. He had also received a lot of honorary awards for his work.
Net Worth: Not Known
Name: Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna
Nickname: M. Balamuralikrishna
Date of Birth: 6 July 1930
Age: 86 Years
Died: 22nd November 2016
Place of Birth: Sankaraguptam, East Godavari District, Madras Presidency, British India (now Andhra Pradesh)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Languages Known: Telugu, Tamil, Sanskrit, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi, Hindi and English