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Honour conferred by Narendra Modi government on Tamil Nadu, Tamil people: Illaiyaraja

Veteran musician Illaiyaraja, who was today selected for the Padma Vibhushan award, said  it was a honour bestowed by the Narendra Modi government on Tamil Nadu and Tamil people.

Published: 26th January 2018 12:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2018 12:35 AM   |  A+A-

Veteran musician Illaiyaraja (File | EPS)

By PTI

CHENNAI: Veteran musician Illaiyaraja, who was today selected for the Padma Vibhushan award, said  it was a honour bestowed by the Narendra Modi government on Tamil Nadu and Tamil people.

"I think that through this award, Prime Minister Modi-led central government is honouring Tamil people and Tamil Nadu,"  he told reporters here.

A joint Secretary level official from the Information and Broadcasting ministry had telephoned to inform him about the award,  Illaiyaraja said in his brief media interaction.


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