Music maestro Ilayaraja is celebrating his birthday today. He has been a huge source of inspiration for hundreds of aspiring musicians over the past three decades and he’s undoubtedly one of the greatest music directors to enthrall the audience in the past 100 years. He made his debut in 1976 in a Tamil film titled Annakili and since then there was no turning back. Since then, he has composed music for more than 900 films and some of his best works in Telugu and Tamil mesmerized the audience throughout the 80s and 90s. Songs in films like Abhinandana, Mouna Raagam, Sagara Sangamam, Rudraveena, Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari, Anjali, Thalapathy continue to be popular to this day. He’s credited for introducing western classical music in films and even at the age of 69, he continues to come up with some of the most melodious tunes. On the eve of his birthday, Tollywood fraternity came forward to wish him and here are some of the tweets which actors, actresses and music directors posted :
Happy birthday to raja sir always feel blessed and thankful that he marked the beginning of my journey with music 🙂 – Shruti Haasan
Happy Bday Illayaraja Sir…To the several people u have touched with ur music…Forever n ever 🙂 – Trisha
Many more happy returns to GOD OF MUSIC SRI ILLAYARAJA GAARU 🙂 – Thaman
Wishing my dear uncle, Maestro Illayraja a fantabulous birthday. My life wud not have been the same without his music. THANK YOU ! – Lakshmi Manchu
Happy Ilayaraja Sir’s birthday to everyone. – Chinmayi
Happy birthday to the maestro our dear Ilaiyaraja sir. The best of health and happiness to you sir. Continue creating magic with your music. – Shreya Ghoshal
Happy birthday to music 🙂 – Yuvan Shankar Raja
Happy Bday to Maestro ILAYARAJA-The First Name Of MUSIC.!! May his Music fill our hearts with Happiness forever!! Let’s celebrate this day! – Devi Sri Prasad
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