Putting to good use the lockdown forced by Covid-19, well known actor Vivekh learnt to play maestro Ilaiyaraja’s songs on the piano.
And now, he has showcased his skills on the piano to none other than the Isaignani himself and won his appreciation.
Talking about this, an elated Vivekh says, “I started practising Raja sir’s songs on the piano which was used by my son. Among the songs scored by Ilaiyaraaja, I like the evergreen number ‘Idhazhil kadhai ezhudhum neramidhu…’ from ‘Unnal Mudiyum Thambi’ the most.
“When I paid a courtesy visit to Raja sir at his new studio recently, I gave him a statue of Lord Buddha as a token of respect. While interacting with him, I told him that I started learning piano after being inspired by him and also showed him a video clip of me playing ‘Idhazhil kadhai ezhudhum neramidhu…’ on piano. He was impressed and appreciated me.”
Giving more details, Vivekh says, “I also told Raja sir that I had bought a piano and requested his photograph and autograph on it for future generations to remember.
On hearing this, the Isaignani happily autographed a photo of his and also wrote: ‘Iraiyarul Niraiga'(Be filled with God’s grace). Soon, I will engrave his picture and autograph on the piano. My wish is that he should be the first to play the piano. He has accepted to fulfill my wish and bless me.”