The security officer at the airport was seemingly unaware of who Ilayaraja was
Renowned music composer Ilayaraja got into a minor scuffle at Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport on Sunday after he was allegedly denied entry over a 'prasad'.
According to a report in the Times of India, Ilayaraja, with his family, visited a few temples in Mangaluru and were on their way home when the airport scanner detected a few broken pieces of coconut in the bag.
The report adds that things got worse when Illayaraja's son Karthik Raja took photos of the security officer, as the latter got angrier. He was seemingly unaware of who Ilayaraja was.
"The officer ensured the photos were deleted. The argument went on continuously. I stepped in and told the officers that the person was a legendary music composer with several national awards," a TV journalist present at the scene told TOI.
After an hour of argument, a slightly delayed flight left with the composer and his family on board, Indian media reports.