At the recent event to felicitate legendary singer P Susheela, music composer Ilaiyaraaja and Vairamuthu both, veterans in their field were present. Their respective speeches have become yet another example of their ego clash.
Ilaiyaraaja said: "The lines in Susheela amma's 'Malai Pozhuthin Mayakathile' stay relevant even to today's youngsters. There is no other lyricist in the world who could pen songs within the first hearing of the tune like Kannadasan, he is the best in the world. Susheela amma's vocals enhanced his lyrics and thus spreading his incredible work for years now".
Vairamuthu was also present at the event, and in his speech, the lyricist said: "Kannuku Mai Azhagu became history because of Susheela amma's voice. It was originally composed for Rajinikanth's Manithan but no one was willing to use it in their tune. There is no doubt about the greatness of Kannadasan. Also, I'm sure all of us agree that MS Viswanathan is the best music composer in the world".
So, with Vairamuthu on stage, Ilaiyaraaja said that Kannadasan is the best lyricist. Similarly, in Ilaiyaraaja's presence, Vairamuthu said that MS Viswanathan is the best music composer!