Here is a good news for the music world and Ilaiyaraaja fans. The musician, who suffered a mild heart attack on December 23, is doing good. The news has been confirmed by none other than director Venkat Prabhu.
The 70-year-old was rushed to Apollo Hospital, Chennai on Monday after he complained of chest pain. The doctors, attended on him, has announced that he is out of danger. "My uncle, our Isaignani (music maestro), is absolutely fine! Thanks for the love and prayers," Venkat Prabhu posted on his Twitter page.
Ilaiyaraaja, who is under observation in the hospital, is expected to get discharged soon. He was supposed to go to Malaysia for a live concert a day before he suffered the heart attack.
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.