CHRISTIAN GOD MAN IN CONTROVERSIES
Dr K Prabhakar Rao
K. A. Paul
Early lifeOriginally named Anand Kilari, he was born on September 25, 1963, in a small village called Chittivalsa in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India, into a poor Hindu family. His parents were Barnabas and Santhosamma.
His parents converted to Christianity in 1966. Paul became a Christian in March 1971, when he was eight years old. Paul claims to have travelled with his self-styled evangelist father to hundreds of villages in India sharing the gospel with many non-Christians. Paul states that at the age of 19 he felt a calling and entered into the full-time ministry.
Political LifeMr Paul has been active in state politics as a member of Praja Shanti Party.
Global Peace One
K.A. Paul walking off Global Peace One on March 2, 2004, on a humanitarian mission to HaitiThrough charitable contributions to his organization, several of Paul's backers provided funds to purchase a 747SP airplane that Paul named "Global Peace Ambassadors" and it flew under the alias "Global Peace One". Paul used the plane for missions to Third World countries, delivering aid to disaster areas and to countries with people in need. The plane itself had an interesting history, having belonged to China Airlines previously. On February 19, 1985, an engine failed, and the plane, filled with passengers, made an uncontrolled descent from 41000 feet to 9500 feet and made a full 360 degrees aileron roll above the Pacific Ocean on flight from Taipei to Los Angeles before the pilots regained control and landed safely. A former crew member described it as a "flying death trap". In 2005, the pilot, co-captain and flight engineer quit because of concerns over maintenance and non-payment of debts. The plane was ferried to Tijuana, Mexico, in late 2005 where it remains today. The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the plane's operating certificate citing maintenance and airworthiness concerns.
AccountabilityIn 2005, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability terminated the membership of Paul's organization for failing to meet financial accountability and governance standards. Financial details of his ministries are listed by Ministry Watch, the independent source for ministry ratings.
Political activism in IndiaAnand returned to India in September 2007 to help change India's government. He believes that Sonia Gandhi, as she is a Christian and the head of the Indian National Congress and the ruling coalition in India's parliament, has to remain for more time to serve the people of India. He is often considered a controversial figure, and has had allegations of wrongdoing leveled by detractors, including his brother.
Quran-burningK. A. Paul appeared with Terry Jones, the Florida pastor who had planned to burn copies of the Quran as a protest against the building of a mosque close to Ground Zero in New York. They together gave the Imam of the planned mosque 2 hour notice to contact them over the pending Quran burning. Paul stated that "I have requested and pleaded with pastor not to burn the Koran. He organised a political party in andhra pradesh and Failed to launch his political party saying he lost the members list of the party,s workers".
Brother's murderK.A. Paul was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Police in the town of Ongole and charged under sections 120 B (for hatching criminal conspiracy to abduct) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code in May 2012 According to the police, Paul's brother Raju was found murdered in Mahabubnagar district two years ago and a dispute between the two brothers over property was believed to have led to the murder. The current charge relates to Mr. Paul's attempt to eliminate his aide, Koteshwara Rao, who was reportedly trying to blackmail him. Rao had allegedly played a key role in the murder of in brother's murder case
Mr Paul has claimed that his political opponents are behind the charges leveled against him.
Mental ImbalanceOn 22 July 2012 KA Paul was forcefully sent to Erragadda mental hospital. While carrying him to the mental hospital, a short interview was taken by many local channels. KA Paul strongly condemns the way police authorities have been treating him. He blames unnamed political party involvement behind the incident. He suspects threat to his life in the form of shock treatment.
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