Popular Kollywood playback singer Bamba Bakya passed away at a private hospital in Chennai. Reportedly, he was admitted to the hospital due to illness. However, he breathed his last despite receiving treatment. He was 49 years old. Bamba Bakya frequently joined hands with AR Rahman and was known for his deep baritone. His last release was Ponni Nadhi from AR Rahman’s Ponniyin Selvan.


Bamba Bakya was rushed to a private hospital in Chennai on the night of September 1 after he complained of discomfort. Unfortunately, he passed away last night. Bamba Bakya’s sudden demise has sent shockwaves across the Tamil industry.

Bamba Bakya was known for his unique voice. He had sung superhit songs like Simtangaran from Sarkar, Pullinangal from Rajinikanth’s 2.0 and Kalame Kalame from Bigil. His song, Raati, from his album received a lot of appreciation from music lovers.

Recently, he sang a few lines in Ponniyin Selvan’s Ponni Nadhi. It is said that the singer had lent vocals for another song in Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan. Apart from the above mentioned projects, Bamba Bakya had sung songs in Sarvam Thala Mayam, Anbarivu, Iravin Nizhal, Action and Ratsasi, among others.


Composer Santhosh Dayanidhi took to Twitter to pay last respects to Bamba Bakya. He wrote, “Rest In peace brother @bambabakya #bambabakya gone too soon (sic).”

Actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, on his part, wrote, “Loved his voice. Gone too soon. #Rip #bambabakya anna (sic).”

AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija wrote, “Rest in peace brother. Can’t believe you’ve passed away. Such a wonderful person and musician (sic).”

More details regarding Bamba Bakya’s funeral are awaited.

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