Vijayendra Prasad, Ilaiyaraaja nominated to Rajya Sabha

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Popular writer and director SS Rajamouli’s father V Vijayendra Prasad were nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Along with the ace filmmaker, legendary composer Ilaiyaraaja and star athlete PT Usha were nominated to the Upper house.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued congratulatory tweets for the new Rajya Sabha members.

Tweeting about Vijayendra Prasad, PM Modi wrote, “Shri V. Vijayendra Prasad Garu is associated with the creative world for decades. His works showcase India’s glorious culture and have made a mark globally. Congratulations to him for being nominated to the Rajya Sabha.”

His tweet about Ilaiyaraaja read, “The creative genius of @ilaiyaraaja Ji has enthralled people across generations. His works beautifully reflect many emotions. What is equally inspiring is his life journey- he rose from a humble background and achieved so much. Glad that he has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha.”

Calling PT Usha an inspiration for every Indian, the Prime Minister wrote, “The remarkable PT Usha Ji is an inspiration for every Indian. Her accomplishments in sports are widely known but equally commendable is her work to mentor budding athletes over the last several years. Congratulations to her on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha.”

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