Tuesday, June 2, 2009


He is a composer, singer, lyricist and the first Asian Composer to score a Symphony. He is a gold medalist from Trinity College of Music, London has composed over 4,500 songsand scored for more than 900 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has composed Indian film songs that amalgamated elements of genres such as pop, acoustic guitar-propelled Western folk, jazz,rock and roll, dance music, psychedelia,funk, doo-wop, march,bossa nova,flamenco,pathos,Indian folk/traditional, Afro-tribal and Indian classical. He's a seasoned guitarist, pianist, keyboardist. He's the king of dramatic and evocative melody and background score. His vocals left people spell bound. He's the best music organist in India and produces one of the best orchestrations in the world. His movies have got maximum nominations for India's official entries to Oscars. His composition Rakkamma from Thalapathi was amongst the songs listed in a BBC World Top Ten music poll. His non film albums, How to name it (is dedicated to the Carnatic master Tyāgarāja and to J. S. Bach) and Nothing but Wind (with flautist Hariprasad chaurasia) stunned the western audiences. He was aptly named as Isaignani by Kalignar for his music which speaks for him.

Happy bday Raja sir :D
Raja... Rajathi Rajan intha Raja!!!!


Alagappan said...

good post da... and a good display pic... :) :)

Vinod said...

thank u algates...