Update (22 January 2024):
Another video of a child singing the song ‘ Kannodu Kanpathellam’ from the Tamil film ‘Jeans’ is being shared on social media, claiming the child to be the grandson of the Late S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB).
But in our investigation, we found that, once again, an old video of Malayalam singer Adithya Suresh is being shared as a visual of SPB’s grandson. To check the claim’s veracity, we searched the internet with relevant keywords and found the original upload on Adithya Suresh’s Facebook page from October 2020. We also learned that he performed the same song in the Malayalam reality TV show ‘Star Singer.’
Published (16 March 2022):
A post is being shared on social media claiming it as a live singing video of late singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam’s grandson. This video shows a young boy singing the ‘Malare Maunama’ song sung by SPB. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Singing video of late singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam’s grandson.
Fact: The young boy singing in the video is Aditya Suresh, a child singer from Kollam city in Kerala. Aditya Suresh who was diagnosed with ‘Brittle Bone’ disease by birth was passionate about singing and had participated in several musical shows in Kerala and other parts of the country. Aditya Suresh is not the grand son of late singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, a video with similar visuals was found posted by a YouTube channel on 19 June 2020. This video was posted with the title, “Malare Mouname – Beautiful Singing by Adithya Suresh”. When we searched for more sources using relevant keywords, we found the same video published on Adithya Suresh’s Facebook page. In the comment section, when a user asked him whether he is the grandson of SPB, Adithya Suresh clarified that he is not the grandson of SPB and confirmed it is fake news.
Adithya Suresh is a popular child singer from Kollam city in Kerala. Aditya Suresh who was diagnosed with Brittle Bone disease by birth was passionate about singing and had done several musical shows in Kerala and other parts of the country. A few other videos of Aditya Suresh’s live performances can be seen here, here, and here. Aditya Suresh also got opportunities to sing in films. Aditya Suresh’s photo with his parents can be seen here.
The family pictures of late S. P. Balasubrahmanyam along with his grandchildren can be seen here and here. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the boy singing in the video is child singer Aditya Suresh, and is not the grandson of the late singer SPB.
To sum it up, the young boy singing in this video is Kerala singer Aditya Suresh, not the grandson of the late singer SPB.