Quickly after being nominated to the Rajya Sabha, Ilaiyaraaja expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that it was a chance to make the great thing about music, artwork and tradition attain the size and breadth of the society.
On Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “The artistic genius of Ilaiyaraaja Ji has enthralled individuals throughout generations. His works superbly replicate many feelings. What’s equally inspiring is his life journey- he rose from a humble background and achieved a lot. Glad that he has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha.”
Replying to Modi’s tweet, Ilaiyaraaja, who’s at the moment within the US, stated, “I specific my honest gratitude for the ideas Narendra Modi ji. It’s an honour and alternative to make the great thing about music, artwork and tradition attain the size and breadth of our society.
“Am certain, this gesture of Authorities of India will encourage extra youthful minds to pursue music and artwork as a ardour and career thereby rejuvenating the wealthy heritage and tradition that India is all the time recognized for.”
Ilaiyaraaja additionally thanked scores of people that he stated have been sending him their needs for having been nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
Thanking them in Tamil, he wrote, “Scores of people that love me proceed to ship me their needs for this honourable recognition bestowed upon me by the Indian authorities. As I’m unable to thank every certainly one of you individually, I specific my heartfelt because of everyone… from Seattle, USA.”
On Wednesday, a number of prime stars from the Tamil and Telugu movie industries, together with actors, Kamal Haasan and Chiranjeevi wished Ilaiyaraaja.