PB Srinivas in Chennai. Expressing grief over the demise of Srinivas, popularly known as PBS, Reddy recalled the immense contribution the 82-year-old had made in the field of music. Srinivas, a native of East Godavari district in coastal Andhra Pradesh, passed away at his Chennai residence today following a brief illness. He is survived by two sons and daughter.
Recalling the veteran known for his mellifluous voice, YSR Congress Party honorary president YS Vijayamma said the departed singer was a multi-faceted personality, who had sound knowledge of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, English and also Urdu, besides penning ghazals in Urdu and poems in English. "Endowed with a gifted voice, he left an indelible impression on music lovers", she said.
Prativadi Bhayankara Srinivas, commonly known as Srinivas, began his career in 1955 and sung his last song for the Tamil film Ayirathil Oruvan in 2010. In a career spanning about six decades, he lent his voice to several superstars including Rajkumar in Kannada and Tamil veteran Gemini Ganesan.
In Telugu, he sang many songs for late Kanta Rao. He sung with all leading playback singers like P Suseela, S Janaki, Bhanumathi, Jamuna Rani, LR Eswari and also Lata Mangeshkar. His devotional songs include 'Mallikarjuna Suprabhatam' and 'Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam' among others. (PTI).