Ilayaraja's wife passes away

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 02, 2011 04:25 hrs

Jeeva Ilayaraja (60) wife of the maestro Ilayaraja passed away around 10pm on Monday (October 31) night at a private hospital, due to a cardiac arrest. 

She had complained about chest pain and was rushed to Apollo Hospital, where she passed away.

Ilayaraja was in Hyderabad attending a function and rushed back late night. Her children music directors Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja and daughter singer Bhavatharani were by her side.

Jeeva underwent a bypass surgery five years back. Her body will be taken to her village Pannaipuram in Theni district for the last rites on Tuesday.

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