In Chennai , Ilayaraja planted a sapling. His fans are making big arrangements to celebrate Ilayaraja’s 71st birthday and the list of programmes include planting of 71,000 saplings across Tamilnadu. Thangaraj, office-bearer of the recently formed Ilayaraja Fans Club said that volunteers from all over Tamilnadu are joining hands for this initiative. Meanwhile books written by Ilayaraja was released today by filmmaker Bala and was received by writer S Ramakrishnan.
Ilayaraja, who hails from Pannapuram made his beginning with Annakili. He followed it up with one hit after another and is dominating the music world with his excellent score even today. Ilayaraja who is the only music composer to work in 1000 films has a legion of fans everywhere.