Noted singer EM Hanifa died
Noted singer EM Hanifa whose voice transcended religious lines died on 8 April 2015 at Chennai. He was 97. He is survived by two sons and four daughters. Hanifa was known for his song Iraivanidam Kaiyenthungal (look up to God he never says no) was an evergreen liked by all crossing across religious barriers. Hanifa not only lent his voice for religious songs but was a well known singer for popularizing the Dravidian ideals. He did contest as a DMK Candidate from Vaniyambadi in 2002 but could not win.