He was born on 28-05-1946 at Parappur, Trichur. He was ordained priest on 27-03-1971. He has the educational qualifications of L.Ph; S.T.L; S.T.D. He had his seminary formation in Aluva Carmelgiri Philosophate and Propaganda College Rome. After his ordination he served as Asst. Vicar, Ollur (1976), Fr. Prefect, Minor Seminary (1976), Professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary Aluva (1977-1992), Rector, Minor Seminary (1992), Protosyncellus of the Archdiocese (1995-1999); Cathedral Vicar (1999), Executive Director of Liturgical Research Center, Mt. St. Thomas, Kakkanad (1999-2007). When he was nominated the first Curial Bishop of Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Curia, he was working as the Rector of Mangalapuzha Seminary (2007-2010). He was appointed as Curial Bishop and Titular Bishop of Foraziana on 18 January 2010 and was ordained on 13 February 2010. On 11th January 2014 he was appointed as the first Bishop of the newly erected Syro-Malabar Eparchy of the St. Thomas The Apostle of Melbourne & Apostolic Visitor of New Zealand.
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