Veteran music composer and director Gangai Amaran has been admitted to a hospital in Coimbatore after complaining of some uneasiness. After diagnosing the problem, the doctors have conducted a minor neck surgery. It has to be noted that Gangai Amaran is recovering well from the surgery and the pictures of music director Deva paying a visit to the hospital serve as proof.
Gangai Amaran was to initially file his nomination at the RK Nagar by-poll election representing BJP, however, he decided to back out due to ill health. Another actor who has filed his nomination in RK Nagar By-polls is Vishal. Unlike Gagai Amaran who represents a political party, Vishal is contesting as an independent candidate. Gangai Amaran has two children namely Premji and Venkat Prabhu who work in the Tamil film industry. While Premji is an actor and music composer, his brother Venkat Prabhu is well known for directing films such as Goa, Chennai 28 and Mankatha. Gangai Amaran’s popularity rose in the 80s because of his musical compositions. He also went on to direct films and tasted immense success with the film Karagattakaran. Gangai Amaran is the younger brother of music genius Ilaiyaraaja.