Ilayaraja to pay musical tribute to MS Viswanathan

Jul 21, 2015, 08:33 IST | PTI

Veteran musician Ilayaraja will pay a musical tribute to legendary composer M S Viswanathan, who passed away last week.


"Elder brother Viswanathan's musical skills and command are well-known. None other than me is aware of the finer nuances of his music and to highlight this, I will play with a small orchestra on July 27," the 'Virumandi' composer said.

"Viswanathan, fondly addressed as MSV, may have died but his legend lives on," Ilayaraja said in a statement.

The musical event is being orgainsed by Jeeva-Ilayaraja Educational Trust.

A composer with over 1,200 films under his kitty, 88-year -old Viswanathan breathed his last on July 14. He had worked with Ilayaraja in a couple of movies.

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