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Music director Ilayaraja holds the baton

Chennai: Legendary playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam receiving a legal notice from veteran composer Ilayaraja for singing his songs without permission on stage has opened a debate. While a section welcomes Raja’s decision, a few said it was morally wrong to have taken up the issue with SPB. It may be recalled that both SPB and Ilayaraja shared a great rapport for over four decades and the former has sung

Ilayaraja-SPB at loggerheads?

It seems the two great musicians, Ilayaraja and SP Balasubramaniam are not in good terms. The two combined together to render several thousand hit songs in Tamil cinema in 1980s and 90s. SP Balasubramaniam’s song set to tunes by Ilayaraja are still adored and admired by many. According to a report in, “SPB has recently performed some of the hit songs he sang for Ilayaraja on the US tour