Where were all these people who are now claiming that Ilaiayaraja is their man, as he is a Dalit, Tamilian, etc. when he was born to poor parents & when he was struggling in his initial days? Y didnt they “own” him then? They didnt even know him then. It is only after he has achieved such greatness with his hard work & love for music. So. Isaignyani belongs to all those who respect hard work & love music, and not MERELY to those incidentally born into his caste, creed or region.