The 72-year-old composer was hospitalised on August 15 after he complained of breathlessness. Raja said Ilaiyaraaja was undergoing normal tests at the hospital and it was nothing serious. (Also Read: Composer Ilayaraja Admitted to Chennai Hospital Due to Ill Health)
"He was suffering from breathlessness on August 14 so we admitted him to the hospital. This morning he got discharged. He already left to compose for an untitled movie," Raja told PTI on August 17. (Also Read: Ilaiyaraaja: Heart is The Best Instrument)
Earlier, on August 16 Ilaiyaraaja's nephew actor-director Venkat Prabhu assured fans that the music director was doing fine.
For all isaignani fans and well wishers out there!! Raja pa is absolutely fine!! Just a general check up & few tests! He is back home 2day? venkat prabhu (@dirvenkatprabhu) August 17, 2015
The maestro, in his about four decade long career has composed music for hits like Nayagan, Sadma, Swathi Muthyam, Thevar Magan and Hey Ram.
He is credited for integrating folk and international sensibilities in South Indian music.
He has won four National Film Awards, three for Best Music Direction and one for Best Background Score. In 2010, he was awarded with Padma Bhushan. His most recently compositions were in Amitabh Bachchan's Shamitabh.