Music maestro Isaignani Ilayaraja was awarded the prestigious Padma Visbhusan award along with classical musician Ghulam Mustafa Khan and thinker Parameswaran Parameswaran. The award is India’s second-highest civilian honour, which the government announced on Thursday.
Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.
According to reports superstars like Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan have wished him in person, while many celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to wish the maestro for his achievement.
My best wishes and respect to Ustad Gulam Mustafaji and Ilayaraja saab for being conferred the Padma Vibhushan
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) January 25, 2018
Not Only Hearing His Songs but also If you get to know How each & every song of him born , there you can realise the #LegendOfMusic #Respect #Ilayaraja Sir ever #PadmaVibhushan 💐💐💐💐 pic.twitter.com/0hfJB9V0kt
— Arivazhagan (@dirarivazhagan) January 26, 2018
extremely honored and happy… #padmavibushan ilayaraja
— Yuvanshankar raja (@thisisysr) January 25, 2018
— Dhananjayan Govind (@Dhananjayang) January 25, 2018
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) January 25, 2018
What a news! What an honour…🙏🏻 #PadmaVibhushan to Our “God Of Music” himself. Proud moment for all of us🙏🏻 I’m Blessed to have worked with u uncle.. #Goosebumps Im Not worth to wish. Will take ur blessings “Your Highness”🙏🏻 #Proudtamizhan #Rajasir pic.twitter.com/OmiBcKnJQM
— Krish (@krishoffl) January 25, 2018
Hail the living God of music Padma Vibushan Ilaiyaraja !
— kasturi shankar (@KasthuriShankar) January 25, 2018