If there is anyone who could be termed as the musical maestro in India, then there is only one person who would be eligible for this title and it is no one else but Ilaiyaraaja. Most of his music compositions have an exquisite blend of the western elements with the classical notes, thus giving the music a heavenly aura. This magical composer who has ruled the Southern music industry for more than two decades has certainly given us with music for each of our emotions. So, on his birthday let us look into some lesser known facts.
Listen to Ilaiyaraaja’s mesmerising music in the movie Shamitabh.
Born on 2 June 1943 as Gnanadesikan, Ilaiyaraaja is the first Asian to have composed a full symphony for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in the year 1993.