Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has received a legal note from the music maestro Ilayaraja not to sing his compositions without his permission at various concerts.
Balasubrahmanyam, who is currently on a world tour, said he would now sing songs from other music composers on the concerts instead of Illayaraja's, following his objection.
In a Facebook post, the multiple national award-winning singer, who is now in the US, also called the incident "unhappy" and urged "all friends, music lovers and especially all media people, not to make I.Raja- SPB issue sensational."
He said an attorney who represented Ilayaraja had a few days ago send him a legal notice to him, his son Charan (singer and actor) and singer Chitra and to all the organizers of concerts in different cities and asked them to stop, singing the compositions of Ilayaraja Without his consent.
The legal notice warned that if they continued to do so, it would violate the copyright law and he and his team would have to pay huge financial penalties and face legal action, Balasubrahmanyam said.