Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, who was recently rewarded with Padma Vibhushan, courted a controversy after his comments on Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Members of Sirupanmai Makkal Nala Katchi tried to protest against him outside his residence in Chennai but the Pondy Bazaar police intervened and detained 35 of them Sunday, March 25.
Ilaiyaraaja reportedly said that he saw a documentary on YouTube which claimed that Jesus Christ’s resurrection did not happen, according to The Hindu. “Then he went on to claim that true resurrection took place for Ramana Maharshi at the age of 16 and also explained how it happened,” a cop is quoted as saying by the daily.
The police said they detained the protestors as they did not take permission for it.
He says a documentary he saw on YouTube denied the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But he did not name the documentary. “Whenever I get time, I watch videos on YouTube. I came across a video which said that Jesus Christ resurrection never happened. They have proofs to prove that he did return back to life,” Ilaiyaraaja is heard saying.