The Hindu

Prayers held for SPB at Sabarimala

- Press Trust of India

Special prayers were held on Friday at the Ayyappa temple here for the recovery of veteran playback singer S.P. Balasubrah­manyam, who is critical and on life support battling COVID-19 at a hospital in Chennai. He was admitted on August 5.

Special “usha pooja” was held at the temple on behalf of Mr. Balasubrah­manyam, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) said in a release.

“A musical offering was arranged at the temple using nadaswaram (wind instrument), thakil (percussion instrument) and Idaykka (a drum) played by TDB employees Ganesh Thiruvarpp­u, Sugunan and Yadukrishn­an respective­ly.

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