Unique global honour for Ilayaraja

Maestro Ilayaraja is the only composer from India to occupy an important place The 25 Greatest Film Composers in Cinema History, a list released by renowned global cinema portal Taste of Cinema.

Regarded as one of the finest music composers in India, Ilayaraja is also an instrumentalist, conductor, singer, and a songwriter,” said

the portal.

‘To date, he has composed over 4500 songs and provided film scores for more than 950 Indian films in various languages, particularly being acclaimed for his background scoring. His songs and background score played a very crucial role in the success of many films,” it added.

Ilayaraja has been given ninth place in the list. Other popular music legends who have found a place in the list include Ennio Morricone,

John Williams and Hans Zimmer.

In Bollywood, Ilayaraja is currently composing music for Balki’s forthcoming film, which has Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara

Haasan in lead roles.

Website Link : http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/the-25-greatest-film-composers-in-cinema-history/