Ilaiyaraaja has found a place in the list of greatest film composers in cinema history!

Ilaiyaraaja would play devotional music in churches

The music maestro invented a new Carnatic raga 'Panchamukhi' & is called 'King of Raaga'

Big B once said he did not have the courage to sing in front of Ilaiyaraaja!

Ilaiyaraaja was a school dropout due to his family's financial issues.

However, he went on to earn a diploma in music from Trinity College, London

Ilaiyaraaja has scored music for more than 1000 films & composed close to 7000 songs in all Indian languages...