Renowned lyricist Vairamuthu has been involved in a controversy after his recent statement. Recently, he quoted a research work declaring that Andal belongs to Devadasi community. His statement has apparently triggered many Hindu groups, and H Raja who is known for condemning such anti-religious comments has come forward condemning the lyricist. H Raja said that the lyricist’s speech is poisonous and also demanded an open apology from popular daily ‘Dinamani’ for providing a platform and publishing the degrading quote on Andal.

The ace lyricist apologised and also clarified that his stand has been mistaken. He explained that he highlighted the prominence of Andal in his article ‘Tamizhai Andal’ and the controversial quote is not his opinion. “I only quoted a line from the research work of Indiana University. I don’t have the intention to hurt the sentiments of anyone”, said the lyricist in his statement and expressed his regrets if his article has hurt anyone’s feelings.

Also, Dinamani has removed the controversial article from their website and sent an open apology.

Most of them felt H Raja blew the issue out of proportion and that the ace lyricist was accused of something he did not do.