Maestro Ilaiyaraaja is the greatest composer and musical genius I have ever seen. He is the only gifted musician who breathes music as his life. I am fascinated by his fascinating mind and his prolificacy. His musical contribution is the biggest in the world, not just in quantity (1000 films, more than 5000 compositions, background score of 1000 films, many private albums) but also covering almost every human emotion and mood, covering every genre, providing music which can connect to the people of any remote village of India to the entire world. The specialty in his compositions lie in nativity, where the heart is purely Indian, he freely traverses every genre which we have heard and never heard too. He is one of the biggest influence in my life and I found the real meaning of life in his music having listened to his music right from my school days. Without his music my life would be meaningless. This blog is to focus on my memories and experience listening to his timeless music.