Isaignani Ilaiyaaraja said , ” Balamurali Sir’s talent and knowledge in music is unimaginable and unmatchable. Once Balamurali Sir and Bhim Sen Joshi had gone for a song recording. Balamurali Sir had gone about his usual habit of having lots of coffees and butter milk and has offered them to Bhim Sen Joshi as well. Bhim Sen Joshi refused to have anything saying it might affect his voice. On hearing this , Balamurali sir has told , “if just a coffee can harm ur voice , how do you expect the 7 swarangal to heed to you “. Such was his confidence and Character !!! I am really honoured to inaugurate this memorial trust. I always feel Carnatic music is superior to all other forms of music. Almighty might have taken away Balamurali Sir too soon from us but his fame, works and achievement will live forever “
It was announced that Andhra Pradesh state goverment will give one lakh rupees every year to Dr.M.Balamurali Krishna memorial trust to help music students. They have also announced his birthday as their ‘Music day’ and have renamed their goverment music college to his name.