Share me about Ilayaraja
December 14, 2006 1:03am CST
India's leading music composer since 1976. First Asian to compose Symphony (Symphony No. 1) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) of London. Its great that even now also there are fans for Illayaraja.
14 Dec 06
"Ilaiyaraaja (Tamil: ????????, IPA: [?l?j????d???]) (born June 2, 1943 as Gnanadesikan) is an Indian film composer, singer, and lyricist. He has composed over 4,000 songs and provided background music for more than 800 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning 30 years. Ilaiyaraaja was the most prominent composer of film music in South Indian cinema during the late 1970s and 1980s. His work highlighted Tamil folk lyricism and introduced broader Western musical sensibilities to the South Indian musical mainstream. He has thrice won the Indian National Film Award for best film scoring. He is married to Jeeva, and the couple's two sons (Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja) and daughter (Bhavatharini) are film composers and singers."