The meeting paid tearful tributes to the great writer Sujatha who passed away last week. Controlling his overflowing emotions, writer Manshyaputran, who was introduced to the literary world by Sujatha said, "Sujatha was surely the second to Mahakavi Bharathi in influencing Tamil writing. He set a trend and continued to touch new vistas till his end. Uyirmai Pathippagam will institute an award in the name of Sujatha for upcoming writers."
Actor Kamal Hassan, whose films including the yet to be released Dasavatharam has the inputs of Sujatha, said, "The revered writer shaped contemporary Tamil through his writing. He drew young people towards Tamil with his fresh and energetic style. I learnt a lot from him and I miss him literally."
Noted writer Jayakanthan said, "Though I had difference of opinion with Sujatha, I always admired him a lot. He broke the rules and created history with his works."
"Stating that the writer had established a new style called Sujathaism," lyricist Vairamuthu said, "Others should follow Sujatha and should stop criticising others."
Rajyasabha MP Kanimozhi said Sujatha had always appreciated young writers and paved way for their growth. Others spoke include dramatist Crazy Mohan, actor Sivakumar, writers Jayakanthan, Ra Ki Rangarajan, Sivasankari, Charu Niveditha and Tirupur Krishnan, MOP Vaishnav College principal and Sujatha's sister-in-law Nirmala Prasad, artist Jayaraj and actors Sathyaraj, Madhan, Sivasankari and Indhira Parthasarathy.