Birth

11th December 1914

Studies  -  Spiritual

1930 to 1942

Ecclesiastical studies

1942

Sacerdotal Ordination

Studies - Academic

1944 - 1949

Intermediate in S.B. College, Changanachery passed with 1st Class, 1st Rank.

B.A  Honours from Presidency College, Madras in IInd Rank.

Career

1949 - 1956

Lecturer and later Professor and Head of Zoology Department at  Sacred Heart College, Cochin.

1956 - 1975

Principal and Professor, Christ College, Irinjalakuda.  Member of the University at bodies as Board of Studies, Senate and Syndicate.

1978 - 1993

Provincial of Devamatha province, Thrissur  - 1975-78, Founder Director, Amala Cancer Centre, Thrissur till 1993.

1996

Coordinator, Malabar Mission and Development.

Accomplishments - Academic, Institutional  and Social :

1.

Established Zoology Department in Sacred Heart College - 1949.

2.

Discovered the wood boring mollusc  that eat into ship platforms, which was  later named after the  Father  Bankia Gabrieli  -  1953. 

3.

Founded and brought up Christ College, Irinjalakuda as a class institution of national standing  1956 - 75.

4.

Established St. Josephs College Irinjalakuda - 1963.

5.

Started Sneha Bhavan for training handicapped children - 1970.

6.

Founded Arts Kerala and The Catholic Centre for promoting fine arts - 1974-75.

7.

Founded Deepthi Cultural Centre for encouraging fine arts - 1976.

8.

Established Carmel High School, Chalakkudy, Bharat Mata School and Parallel colleges at Ambazhakad and Varandarapilly - 1977- 78.

9.

Founded Amala Cancer Hospital at Thrissur - 1978.

10.

Began higher education council for christian colleges and the Indian institute of Christian studies - 1980-83.

11.

Aided in the foundation of Pratiksha Bhavan for training the mentally retarded - 1986.

12.

Began Sneharam at Manalur for sheltering mentally retarded children - 1995.

Travel :

Visited Palestine, America and Europe in 1975 and made another visit to the Gulf region in 2007.

Honorifics :

1.

Award for educational and social contribution by Samskarika Sadassu, Thrissur - 1991.

2.

Honour for meritorious service in the fields of education and health by all Kerala Catholic Congress - 1994.

3.

Award for educational and social service  by the Kerala Citizen Forum - 1995.

4.

Share and Care American Malayalee Award for service - 1996.

5.

Award for the Man of the Century by Telegraph Daily - 2000.

6.

Award instituted by Better Life Movement, Aloor for service for society and recognition by Rotary International for service  - 2001.

7.

Sevan Mitra Award by C.V.M. Irinjalakuda for human service - 2003.

8.

Life time achievement award by Assochem  - 2005.

9.

Padma Bhushan award of the President of India recognizing life long service rendered for the nation - 2007.