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Prestigious Titles
1999 Doctorate from Pottisreeramulu University (A.P). Presented by Governor Rangarajan.
2001 Padma Shri Award from the President of India K.R. Narayanan
National Awards
1979  Sankarabharanam (Telugu)
1981  Ek Duje Keliye (Hindi)
1983 Sagara Sangamam (Telugu)
1988 Rudra Veena (Telugu)
1995 Gaana Yogi Panchashari Gavai (Kannada)
1996 Minsara Kanavu (Tamil)

State Awards

  • 1981 'Kalai Mamani' by Tamilnadu Government
  • Andhra Pradesh Government Award - Received 10 times
  • Tamil Nadu Government Award - Received 3 times
  • Film Fans' Association (Madras) Award
    (oldest association in the country) - Received 20 times


Other Awards
September 1, 2002 Life time Achievement Award "Play back King", conferred during TVS Victor Aalaapana Music Awards function for the years 2001 & 2002, at Hyderabad 
August 5, 2002 "Dr. Bezawada Gopala Reddy Award", given during a function in Nellore
April 7, 2002 Delhi Telugu Academy's 'Rashtriya Vikas Shiromani Award (Life time)' in 2002 on the occasion of 'Ugadi 2002', held in New Delhi
Year 2002 Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas' award in 2002
Year 2001 Sangeeta Ganga award in 2001
Year 1990 Film Fare Award for the film 'Maine Pyar Kiya'
  Mia Tansen Award Sur Singar Sanjad (Bombay) for best classical rendition of a song from 'Tere Payal Mere Geeth' composed by Naushad Sab
  Innumerable Awards from Magazines & Associations fostering films


  • Has recorded over 36,000 songs in a span of 35 years, which include film songs and devotional numbers recorded by various recording companies of the country. It's a world record which will be soon entering into the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Has recorded 17 songs in Kannada for the composer Upendra Kumar in Bangalore from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. on February 8, 1981 which is a record. 
  • Has recorded 19 songs in Tamil in a day, and 16 songs in Hindi in a day, which is a notable achievement.



  • Traveled abroad extensively and gave live music performances in countries like Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, U.A.E., U.K., Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada, U.S.A. and Norway.
  • Balu has used his voice not only for singing but also for dubbing for various artists like Bhagyaraj, Mohan, Girish Karnad, Gemini Ganesh, Naresh, Karthik, Raghuvaran, Vinodkumar etc.

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