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Ilaiyaraaja reveals what he was doing on the day Yuvan was born

Thursday, September 1, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Composer Ilaiyaraaja has released a video on Twitter wishing his son and fellow singer/composer Yuvan Shankar Raja on his birthday. The veteran composer recollected the day Yuvan was born with an anecdotal story.

In a brief video, Ilaiyaraaja shared how the day when Yuvan was born panned out. The veteran musician said, “At one point, I had the habit of composing songs in Aliyar dam (Pollachi). I used to stay in the guest house there to compose songs for two to three films in a stretch. Director Mahendran and KRG (producer KR Gangadharan) took me there for one such session."

"My troop and I were composing daily, and since KRG had a house in Coimbatore, he used to drive back and forth. One evening, he came back from home and told me, ‘Hey, your wife has delivered a boy.’ Look at me, even back then I was busy composing songs instead of being with my wife and taking care of her. She also didn’t mind it much. When I got the news, I was composing the song Senorita I Love You from Johnny… Rajini sir’s film. And the boy who was born 0n that day was Yuvan! Happy birthday, Yuvan (sic),” he added

Yuvan Shankar Raja made his debut as a composer at the age of 18 with the film Aravindha (1997). Over the years, Yuvan has become an icon whose songs are fondly referred to as ‘drugs’ by his fans. Over the past 25 years that he has worked in the music industry, he has composed nearly 160 films in Tamil and Telugu.

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