When the legendary play back singer T. M. Soundararajan passed away in Chennai recently, he left a void that will be difficult to fill. With his death, an era has come to an end, observed those who paid floral tributes to the portrait of TMS at a brief programme held Chinnakadai Street. The programme was brought up by the Sivaji Fans Federation.

Late TMS ruled the roost in the Tamil film industry for over four decades and was the last representative of the certain kind of playback singer. He was the darling of all the music days during his peak period and remained an unconquered monarch for a long time, they said.

Sivaji Shanmugam, state secretary of the Sivaji Samooga Nala Peravai, J. R. Jayabal, former Corporation Councillor, and Srinivasan, president, Sivaji Fans Association, paying rich tributes to the veteran singer said that TMS will be remembered by all sections of the society for his masculine voice.

A versatile singer, he modulated his voice to suit all the leading stars of his time, including the great actors Sivaji Ganesan and MGR.

A listener could identify the star in the film through TMS’s songs even without watching the movie, they pointed out.

APTS Viswanathan presided.