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Winner or loser, King or pauper - There is a Kannadasan song to lift your spirits

Monday, June 24, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Tamil and Tamil cinema has gifted the most precious treasure to generations of Tamils living all over the world and his name is Kannadasan.  His poeticism captured the very essence life and death and everything in between that thus making his songs immortal and proved his own verses right "Naan Nirantharamanavan Azhivathillai...Entha Nilaiyilum Enakku Maranamillai". (I am permanent and have no destruction and death cannot touch me under any circumstances).

Kavigniar, as he was fondly called by his contemporaries, friends, enemies and fans the one thing that separates him from others, is his ability to express all human emotions as if he experienced every one of them in person.  Take the song "Paatum Naane Baavamum naaane" (Thiruvilaiyadal 1965)  the verses will connect you to the Lord Siva himself while "Aandavan Padachaan engitta koduthaan anubavi rajaanu  anuppu vachaan" ( Nichaiya Thamboolam 1962) will suit a carefree rich youngster who lives like a king.  "Poonchittu Kannangal Ponmani Deepangal" (Thulabaaram 1968) will bring to your heart's eye a poverty-stricken honest family who cannot celebrate Diwali.  "Unnai Arinthaal Nee Unnai Arindhaal" (Vettaikaran 1964) will make you hold your head high and walk towards victory and when you lose he will lift you up again with "Mayakkama Kalakkama Manathile Kuzhappama" (Sumaithaangi 1962) showing you that there are millions in a worse position than you.

Today is Kavigniar Kannadasan's 93rd birthday and we at Indiaglitz take great pleasure and pride in publishing this small tribute which will amount only to less than a tiny drop in the oceans of love his fans and followers hold for him in their hearts.

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