Kerala govt to give land to Ilayaraja for music academyPublished: January 21, 2016
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said the government would provide five acres of land for maestro Ilayaraja to start a music academy in the state.
“The Chief Secretary has been asked to identify the land for the project”, he said, after presenting the prestigious ‘Nishagandhi Puraskaram‘ award to the veteran musician in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.
In his acceptance address, the ‘Isaignani’ said he was very happy to receive the award and that the objective of starting the music academy is to produce hundreds of Ilayarajas.
“After 200 years since Mozart, the world is yet to produce another Mozart. Let me establish my academy here and I will produce 200 Ilayarajas. Kerala has plenty of young talents, which can make my mission possible,” he said.