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After being hospitalised on Friday, Ilayaraja is stable now

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:43 IST

After being admitted to a hospital in Chennai following the complaint of uneasiness, music composer Ilayaraja is stable now.

The 72-year-old music director who was hospitalised on Friday was evaluated for cardiac and gastrointenstinal conditions, sources told PTI.

Ilayaraja's condition is stable and he is being taken care of by specialists and was likely to be discharged soon, the sources said.

The music composer in his about four decade long career has composed music for hits like Nayagan, Sadma, Swathi Muthyam, Thevar Magan and Hey Ram.

He is credited for integrating folk and international sensibilities in South Indian music.

He has won four National Film Awards; three for Best Music Direction and one for Best Background Score. In 2010, he was awarded with Padma Bhushan. He most recently composed music in Amitabh Bachchan starrer Shamitabh.


First published: 16 August 2015, 5:07 IST