Ilaiyaraaja refuses to visit Prasad Studios, composer’s lawyer says his room doesn’t exist anymore


Despite a court docket order, music director Ilaiyaraaja didn’t visit Prasad Studios in Saligramam on Monday to take away his belongings from the premises. Ilaiyaraaja’s lawyer Saravanan mentioned that the composer was upset that the room had been broken and his issues had already been moved to a godown by the homeowners.

Saravanan, who visited the studio on Ilaiyaraaja’s behalf, informed The News Minute, “It is shocking to see Prasad Studios since the room allotted to Ilaiyaraaja does not exist anymore. The music director has the keys for the room but the doors are damaged and the musical instruments present in the studio have been shifted to a godown.”

“I told him about the incident and he is greatly upset with the event. We are undertaking work to check the instruments. Ilaiyaraaja wanted to see his instruments in this room for one last time but if the room itself is not there, then what is the point of visiting the studio, as his sorrow will increase,” the lawyer added.

Last Wednesday, the Madras High Court granted Ilaiyarajaa permission to visit the studio to retrieve his belongings. This was allowed on the situation that the music director would withdraw his grievance in opposition to the proprietor of Prasad Studios.

For the uninitiated, on the heart of the dispute is Recording Theatre-1, the place Ilaiyaraaja has been working for the reason that 70s. The musician had sued Prasad Studios demanding Rs 50 lakh in compensation for allegedly eradicating his music devices, damaging some gear and stealing his music notes from the recording studio.

In his police grievance, Ilaiyaraaja had alleged that benefiting from the COVID-19 lockdown, some individuals entered his room with out his permission on the behest of Sai Prasad, who’s the in-charge of the studio, and eliminated all the property.

Ilaiyaraaja had claimed that the founding father of the studio, LV Prasad had granted him possession of Theatre-1 as a “mark of his respect” to his work. And the identical association continued even after the passing of LV Prasad and beneath the possession of LV Prasad’s son Ramesh Prasad.


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