Legendary Singer KJ Yesudas who is born in a Roman Catholic Latin family hailing from Fort Kochi is an ardent follower of Lord Sri Krishna and Ayyappa. A tweet from Dr. Subramanian Swamy stating that the legendary singer has converted to Hinduism is spreading virally in social medias.
The information is not an officially declared by the singer, however MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy has welcomed the singer to Hinduism. Subramanian Swamy tweeted as “Let us all Virat Hindus welcome the twitter news, if true, that famous singer Yesudas has returned to the religion of his Hindu ancestors [sic]". Currently this tweet is being spread in virally within a short span of time.
Over the years, there is a big controversy running behind is that the singer was not allowed in side Guruvayoor temple, Thrissur. The versatile singer has sung more than 50,000 songs in various Indian languages and has also sung many Hindu devotional songs. Everyday in Sabarimala the song “Harivarasanam" is being recited to mark the end of the day, the song is sung by the legend with his mesmerizing voice. He has sung thousands of Hindu devotional songs and Carnatic keerthanas.
The renowned singer started his singing journey in the year 1961, he has also performed in many concerts in various temples concerts across the country. The legend learned Carnatic music from late Sh. K.R.Kumaraswamy Iyer, the late Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer and also he was with Sri Vechur Harihara Subramania Iyer, got advanced training from Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar.
He is a frequent visitor of Kollur Mookambika temple, where he sings keerthana's on Saraswathi Devi on his birthday. Yesudas believes that all religions teach the same lesson “the lesson of love". He once said that he was fortunate to start his singing career singing a sloka which denotes communal harmony and unity.