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Vijay TV to organise event tribute for Ilaiyaraaja on 27 February

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MUMBAI: Vijay TV has organised an event tribute called Ilaiyaraaja Ayiram for music maestro Illayaraja.

The first look of the Illayaraja Ayiram logo was unveiled by Isaignani llayaraja himself. Illayaraja Ayiram will honour his achievement in scoring music for thousand movies in 40 years of his musical career and will be held on 27 February in Chennai.

Eminent personalities from the film fraternity like veteran producer Panju Arunachalam, actor Prabhu, Kalaipuli S Dhanu (Tamil Film Producers Council president), G. Shiva (FEFSI), T. Shiva, Sathyajyothi Films’ Thiagarajan, music director S.A. Rajkumar, actress Lalitha Kumari were present at the first look unveiling of Ilayaraja Ayiram.

To celebrate this first look along with Ilayaraja, Arunachalam, who introduced Ilaiyaraaja through his movie Annakilli into film industry, said, “I am here not just to cherish his achievement in composing thousand movies, I wish the music maestro continues to accomplish greater feats in the years to come.”

Dhanu added, “We would rise to the occasion to support this mega event to honour the music maestro and I feel thankful to Vijay Television for organising this great tribute.”

Prabhu said, “He has composed music for my movies, which became hit numbers, so he has helped me become who I am today.”

Producer and Tamil Film Producers’ Council manager T Shiva said, “As a token of gratitude, the entire film industry will be present to honour Isaignani for his successful journey in scoring music. In this show, evergreen songs, which are near to everyone’s heart from Isaignani Illayaraja’s composition will be performed in front of him.”

Nasser, president of South Indian Artistes Association rendered his support saying, “Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja is an invaluable asset to the Tamil film industry, so it’s our duty to celebrate him and his accomplishments. South Indian Artists Association along with Producers’ Council, are planning ahead to make event successful.”

Vijay TV general manager K. Sriram added, “Isaignani is celebrated by the whole world. So, a show of appreciation for him is a remarkable event. We take immense pleasure in thanking Isaignani Ilayaraja for permitting us to organise this great show.”

“In my point of view, music composition for thousand movies is just a number. I cannot be proud of myself for this. When they said the event is a tribute for my music, I consider that it will be a tribute for the almighty who has gifted me with a wonderful talent of music. So I am glad to take part in this function,” said Ilayaraja.

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