Ilayaraja, also spelt as Ilaiyaraaja, is turning a year older on Friday, June 2, as he celebrates his 73rd birthday. 


The music maestro started his career with Annakili in the year 1976. He has since then composed the music for 1,000 films and over 8,000 songs. Ilayaraja has left his imprint on not just Tamil but in Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam languages. Here we have selected his top 10 Hindi songs for you guys.

 

 

1) Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le 

Movie : Sadma
Music: Ilayaraaja
Singers: Suresh Wadkar

 

 

2) Cheeni Kum

Movie: Cheeni Kum
Music: Ilaiyaraja 
Singer: Shreya Ghoshal 

 

 

3) Surmayee Ankhiyon Mein


Movie: Sadma
Music: Ilayaraaja
Singers: Yesudas

 

4) Yeh Hawa Yeh Fiza Deewano Ko

Movie : Sadma
Music: Ilayaraaja
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar

 

 

5) Botany Chhodenge Matinee Dekhenge

Movie : Shiva 
Music: Ilaiyaraaja
Singers: Suresh Wadkar, Udit Narayan, S. Janaki, Franco and Sunil

 

 

6) Fikar Na Kar Pyare 

Movie: Mahaadev 
Music: Ilaiyaraaja 
Singers: Asha Bhosle 

 

 

7) Mudhi Mudhi Ittefaq Se

Movei: Paa
Singer: Shilpa Rao
Music: Ilaiyaraja

 

8) Vaishnav Jana To

Movie: Hey Ram
Music: Ilaiyaraaja 
Singer: Vibha Sharma

 

 

9) Janmon Ki Jwala

Movie: Hey Ram
Music: Ilaiyaraaja 
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Hariharan & Rani Mukherjee 

 

 

10) Asa Ga Madan Ban Ghusla Kasa 

Movie: Hey Ram
Music: Ilaiyaraaja 
Singer: Anupama & Preeti Uttam