It was when the little known personal likes and dislikes of the music genius came to the fore. The occasion was when we a small group of persons from Thiruvottiyur, Tondiarpet and Manali New Town wanted him to take over the mantle of a community based social group developed out of circumstantial compulsion. Even though this was a couple of decades ago, I could still recall his enthusiasm and the spontaneous support he offered justifying such a move by us. He went ahead of us in thinking and even offering some financial help if the ideas could be taken further forward. Unfortunately it didn't crystallise as envisaged and that reluctance gave no further chance to meet the blessed music composer and singer. But the joy of that one meeting itself was everlasting. The news of his demise was painful. The voice of the melody king that enthralled the music lovers all over the world is no more, but his masterpieces in music has no end!