M Balamuralikrishna
M Balamuralikrishna passed away at 86. Pictured: M BalamuralikrishnaTwitter

Legendary Carnatic music composer and singer M Balamuralikrishna passed away on November 22 in Chennai. The veteran musician died at the age of 86.

Winner of the Padma Vibhushan, M Balamuralikrishna was an Indian Carnatic vocalist, composer, actor, playback singer and a multi-instrumentalist.

The death of M Balamuralikrishna has saddened thousands of his fans. People have been expressing grief at the demise on Twitter. Not only fans, many celebs have also been mourning the loss of the multi-talented personality.

Born at Sankaraguptam in Andhra Pradesh, M Balamuralikrishna was originally named Murali Krishna. The prefix Bala was added to his name at the age of 8 after well-known Harikatha performer, Musunuri Suryanarayana Murty Bhagavatar had seen his first concert in Vijayawada.

M Balamuralikrishna performed over 25,000 concerts globally. He will always be remembered for the contribution towards Indian music and art. Check some of the tweets by fans, celebs and other popular people, expressing grief at the demise of the legend.