Music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja has been hospitalised after he complained of chest pain. He is admitted at a private hospital in Chennai after suffering a mild heart attack.
According to sources, Ilaiyaraaja complained of chest pain and uneasiness earlier today (December 23). His family members without wasting time rushed to Apollo Hospital. The music director was supposed to visit Malaysia for a concert tomorrow.
A sources from the hospital told the IANS, "The doctors are likely to perform angioplasty on him this evening, and they are yet to tell us when he can be discharged." His condition is stable.
The music director is considered as a legend in Indian films for his contribution towards films and music industry. He has composed music in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and Marathi films.
Ilaiyaraaja has composed over 4,500 songs and scored music for more than 950 Indian films in various languages. His songs have been enjoyed by South Indian audience for more than three decades.