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Isaignani Ilayaraja turns 65 today

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Isaignani Ilayaraja, one of the greatest and rarest music directors of this millennium, turns 65 years today. Yes, today is the birthday for our own Isaignani, an authority of South Indian Film Music. Ilayaraja, the person who gives a new dimension to a movie, has entered in 1976 and started his career through the movie Annakkili. Now he is nearing his 1000 film mark, a rare achievement in the tinsel world (after Mellisai Mannar MS Viswanathan) in all the major Indian languages with 4000 plus songs.

Raja is the one and only Indian Music Director, who performed a symphony in London's Royal Bill Harmonic Hall and composed an Oratorio with using Tamil literature Thiruvasagam. Though it seems that Raja reduced his work in films, his sons Karthik Raja – Yuvan Shankar Raja and daughter Bhavatharini are carrying out the musical tradition of him.

To honour the maestro rightly, the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi will release the audio of Uliyin Osai, a historical dream project of him today evening at Kalaivanar Arangam.

Oneindia.in greets the maestro with immense proud and pleasure!

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