Man Reminisces SPB’s Impromptu Musical Session On Train From Early 70s

Bhubaneswar: Among all posts and videos of late singer-actor SP Balasubrahmanyam’s humility on social media, one story stood out – that of a little boy who was witness to an impromptu musical session during a train journey in the early 70s.

User K Vaitheeswaran (@vaitheek) took to Twitter sharing a story from his childhood when he happened to meet Balasubrahmanyam during Diwali vacation while travelling to Chennai from Howrah on a train. Sharing that the artiste impressed his family with his music, Vaitheeswaran wrote how they didn’t realise their ‘privilege at that time’.

A few years later when Balasubrahmanyam rose to fame, Vaitheeswaran realised what a great memory it was.

“For school kids like me growing up in Madras in the 70s onwards, his voice was all around us. Day in and out. I am now 57 years old. Daily when I am out walking, his voice accompanies me. As it will tomorrow. And every day thereafter,” he added.

Here’s the story, woven in a series of tweets:

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