"Ilaiyaraaja was born as Gnanadesikan on 2 June 1943 in Pannaipuram, Theni district, Tamil Nadu, India. When he joined the school his father changed his name as ""Rajaiya"" but his village people used to call him as ""Raasayya"". Ilaiyaraaja joined Dhanraj Master as a student to learn musical instruments and the master renamed and called him as just ""Raaja"".
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