Highlights

  • PT Usha and Ilaiyaraaja nominated to Rajya Sabha
  • Screen writer V Vijayendra Prasad and philanthropist Veerendra Heggade also nominated
  • PM announced nominations on Twitter

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PT Usha and Ilaiyaraaja nominated to Rajya Sabha

Sprinter PT Usha and music composer Ilaiyaraaja, both legends, in their fields have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha along with noted screen writer V Vijayendra Prasad and Philanthropist Veerendra Heggade

Sprinter PT Usha and music composer Ilaiyaraaja, both legends, in their fields have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha along with noted screen writer V Vijayendra Prasad and philanthropist Veerendra Heggade.

The announcement of their nomination was made by Prime Minister Modi on Twitter.

"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," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.

He also shared his pictures with Usha and Ilaiyaraaja along with his congratulatory messages in separate tweets.

Also watch: 'Realised my unfinished dream': PT Usha thanks Neeraj Chopra

"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," Modi said.

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