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Sandalwood mourns the death of PB Srinivas

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Kannada film industry has expressed its deepest condolences over the passing away of legendary singer PB Srinivas. The playback singer died on Sunday (April 14) at his residence in Chennai.

The veteran multi-lingual singer who lent his melodious voice to several super hit Kannada films including Gandhada Gudi and Yeradu Kanasu, in which Kannada thespian late Dr Rajkumar played the lead, will remain "evergreen in our hearts" felt the film fraternity.

For 78-year-old Rajan, the famous music director of these films, Srinivas can never die. "His lilting voice will reverberate in our hearts forever. He was a very good singer who really knew music. A linguist, he could sing Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malyalam film songs with a crystal clear diction," Rajan said.

A popular comedian who later turned to character roles and film direction, Dwarakish fondly remembers Srinivas as a very diligent singer who used to be punctual at his rehearsals. "Srinivas, who has sung for many of my films and was an indispensable voice for Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malyalam films in the late sixties, was very down to earth and simple, with no airs of a star singer," he said. Continue reading the news on the slideshow...

SPB, Ghantasala and PB Srinivas In Pic

Shocked by the news, musician Gurukiran said, "It is a big loss to music industry. I had met him a couple of months ago in Chennai airport. I pray for the soul of the legendary singer to rest in peace."


He was born in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh on September 22, 1930 to Phanindra Swamy and Sesha Giriamma. His full names was Prativadi Bhayankara Sreenivas. The legend sung in eight film industries and crooned over 3000 songs.

PB Srinivas

PB Srinivas, who was popular known as PBS, started his singing career at the age of 22 in Hindi film Sampat. However, he his association with late Dr Rajkumar became popular with audience and won appraisal from critics.

Tamil Actor Vivek With PBS

Emme Thammana, Paropakari, Bangarada Manushaya, Babravahana, Bhakta Kanakadasa, Sakshatkara, Vijayanagarada Veeraputra etc. are some of his notable films.

PBS With Raj Family

To name a few, 'Aadisinodu belisi nodu..' from Kasthuri Nivasa, 'Naavaduva nudi ye Kannada nudi...' from Gandhadagudi and 'Nagu nagu ta nali...' from Bangarada Manusha are even popular today. However, his funeral rights will be performed today in Chennai.

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