The film music maestro, Isaignani Ilayaraja, is celebrating his 75th birthday today (Saturday, 2nd June). The maestro has scored music for more than 1000 films. Ilayaraja debuted as music director with the film Annakili.
Right from the early morning today, several celebrities and hordes of his fans have greeted Ilayaraja through phone or personal visit on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
The President of India, Ramnath Kovind, tweeted his birthday greetings to the maestro Ilayaraja through Twitter. The special point to note is the greeting is in Tamil.
My heartiest birthday greetings to the music maestro, the unparalleled king of music playing a huge role in the trend of the Indian Music, Ilayaraja. I had the privilege of awarding the honour of Padmabhushan to Ilayaraja early this year and I consider that as a very special privilege. Ramnath Kovind