This Press Conference was jointly called upon by the organizers, My Events International and MOJO Resources. The event was supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) an agency under the Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture and endorsed by Universal Music Malaysia.
The purpose of this press conference is to clarify the status of health and the physical presence of Maestro Illaiyaraaja for the forthcoming concert on 28th December 2013. The press conference was chaired by Mr. Shahul Hameed Shaik Dawood, Group CEO of My Events International in the presence of media members and related event partners.
The joint organizers were duly informed by telephone this afternoon (circa 3pm Malaysian time) by family members of Illaiyaraaja that the Maestro had suffered a MILD heart ailment and is currently admitted at the Apollo Hospital, Chennai, India. He underwent a thorough check up, treatment and the needful corrective measure taken to address his health issue. He is currently being attended to by his personal physicians and a panel of cardiologist whom later certified that the heart ailment is minor and well under control and the Maestro is recuperating currently.
To re-affirm the statement, his youngest son, and well known music director and composer, Mr. Yuvan Shankar Raja was present as well during this press conference today, to assure members of the media, fans and partners of this concert, that it would go on as scheduled.
Illaiyaraaja is an Indian film composer, singer, and lyricist. Illaiyaraaja is also an instrumentalist, conductor, and a songwriter. To date, he has composed over 4,500 songs and provided film scores for more than 950 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning more than 30 years, particularly being acclaimed for his background scoring for Indian films.
The live concert, KING OF KINGS MAESTRO ILLAIYARAAJA LIVE IN KL 2013 scheduled for 28th December 2013 at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur, promises the audience a performance like never before. The excitement has been mounting for quite some time now and in only a few days from now, the performers will walk the talk!
The public are rest assured that this mega year-end event would go on as scheduled and they should contact the organizers at their hotline, 03-2035 5777 for clarifications on the latest update of this concert.
This media statement is made without prejudice, to any to avoid unwanted public speculations, in whichever way and update all concern on the health status of Maestro Illayarajaa.