India's celebrated music director Ilaiyaraaja on Saturday complained of slight pain in the abdomen and was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai. "He was rushed to Apollo hospitals. It looks like some gastric problem and tests are being conducted. He will be discharged soon," said a source close to the composer. Sources at the hospital said he is stable.
Ilaiyaraaja, 72, has composed over 5,000 songs in his career spanning over three decades across multiple languages. The National-award winning composer has produced some of the evergreen hits in southern cinema and also has memorable Hindi albums to his credit.