SPB falls ill in South Africa

Singing legend S P Balasubrahmanyam fell ill shortly after receiving the inaugural Lifetime Achievement award at a function.

Balasubrahmanyam, 67, who was last heard in Chennai Express, sang a line each in 15 languages receiving the award at the International Indian Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA).

Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, organisers said plans were being made for the singer to return home today. A dinner event, which was supposed with him, has also been canceled now.