Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja (C) inaugurates the Special Olympics International Football Championship at JN Stadium in Chennai

Special Football Championship kicks off in Chennai

D Sampath Kumar By Express News Service CHENNAI: The inaugural Special Olympics International Football Championship got off to a great start at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Saturday. Eleven teams will take part over the next three days. Initially 18 teams, including Pakistan, were supposed to play. However, due to … Read More

ilaiyaraaja june 2 2019 birthday function spb

Music and memories with the maverick genius

DEEPA GANESH The Hindu Isai Kondadum Isai — a celebration of maestro Ilayaraja’s 76th birthday — was a live encounter with the composer’s genius. It was also a very special occasion because his six decade old friend, singer S.P. Balasubramaniam was back with him We were – to be precise … Read More

Ilaiyaraaja gets Jagjit Singh-Award at the hands of his wife Chitra Singh

Jagjit Singh Memorial Award

Jagjit Singh ji has gone on with his journey into the vast infinity. But what he has left behind in this world is something that’s very precious and will be cherished for generations to come. This year, 2016, we celebrate his 75th birth anniversary and the Jagjit Singh Foundation is … Read More

Ilaiyaraja honoured with IFFI Centenary Award

Ilaiyaraja honoured with IFFI Centenary Award

Veteran film composer Ilaiyaraja was honoured with this year’s Centenary Award for lifetime achievement at the inaugural ceremony of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji on Friday evening. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley along with chief guest Anil Kapur presented the prestigious award to … Read More

A Tribute to Dr APJ Kalam

Tribute to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

“House of Kalam” is honored to invite you for the tribute event to “Late. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam” and Launch of International foundation for turning Vision 2020 Into Reality. With the blessings of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s elder brother Thiru. Haji Mohammed Muthu Meera, The program is scheduled for October … Read More

Tribute to MSV

Tribute to MSV

Presented “En Unlil MSV” a tribute to the legendary music director  M. S. Viswanathan on 27th July at Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai. The show was presented by Jeeva ilaiyaraaja Educational Trust with assistance from Mercuri Media.

Master of Melody

Master of Melody

Is ilaiyaraaja a classical Western musician? Or is he a folk musician? Is he just a successful film music director? Or is he an experimenter in Carnatic music? Is he a proponent of popular culture against elitist culture? Or is he simply a cult figure? The honest answer to each … Read More

Weaving Magic with Music

Weaving Magic with Music

What sets Ilaiyaraaja apart is the magnificent ease and efficacy with which he fuses Tamil folk traditions, the strains of Carnatic music and Western orchestration to create a soundscape that instantly draws the listener into its depths. Ilaiyaraaja’s contribution to film music is second to none.There couldn’t be a more … Read More