Yuvan Shankar Raja, the son of legendary music director Illayaraaja, is all set to convert to Islam. The music composer himself has announced the news.
There were reports in the media on his conversion to Islam. On Twitter, Yuvan Shankar Raja confirmed the news and said that his family supports his decision. He also clarified that he doesn't have misunderstanding over this issue with his father Illayaraaja.
"I follow Islam and I'm proud about it. My family supports my decision and there is no misunderstanding between me and my dad," Yuvan posted on Twitter page. According to reports, the music director Yuvan Shankar Raja, who was very close to his mother, has been missing his mom after her death (died on 31 October 2011).
Yuvan Shankar Raja decided to convert himself to Islam after meeting a spiritual guru. It is not known what exactly made him to opt for one of the biggest religions in the world. "Yuvan was very attached to his mother and soon after she passed away, he started missing her a lot. He also met a spiritual guru, but we cannot say what exactly made him follow Islam," a source told the Times of India. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Yuvan Inspired By Rahman!
Many felt that Yuvan Shankar Raja was inspired by Oscar Award Winner AR Rahman, who was a Hindu before converting to Islam.
But sources have denied the reports, which claimed that AR Rahman was inspiration.
Yuvan Performs Namaz 5 Times A Day
Yuvan Shankar Raja has been practising the religion for over a year now. He is performing namaz five times a day. The music director is not missing his prayers even though he is completely busy.
Will Yuvan Change His Name?
Meanwhile, Yuvan Shankar Raja is likely to change his name. But he has not decided on it.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed music for over 100 films in over a decade-long career. Some of his best albums include Thulluvadho Ilamai, 7G Rainbow Colony, Manmadhan and Pattiyal.
His forthcoming albums include Anjaan, Taramani and Vettai Mannan.