TRIBUTES

TO A FEW OF THE LEADING LIGHTS OF PALATHINKAL, WHO LEFT US FOR THEIR HEAVENLY ABODE & TO THOSE WHO ARE STILL WITH US, WHO HELPED US IN RUNNING THE KUDUMBAYOGAM


Dr.P.C.THOMAS M.A, Ph.D (PL.1.1.1.2.2)

2nd son of Chacko (PL.1.1.1.2)
Dr.P.C.Thomas belonged to the 9th generation of Palathinkal

Dr.P.C.Thomas was the second son of Chacko and Achamma.

Dr.P.C.Thomas, who was known to friends and relatives as Kunjomachan was a great scholar and academician from Palathinkal family.

Dr.Thomas had a brilliant academic career. He had his school education at Kottayam. He graduated from C.M.S.College,Kottayam. He took his MA (Economics) from St.Josephs College, Trichy, standing first in the University of Madras. Later he was a Research Fellow of University of Pensylvania and Member of Institute of International Education,USA.

He belonged to a class of intellectuals. He held many top Indian and International positions in academics. He was Professor and Head of Department of Economics, Guwahati University. He was also Dean, Faculty of Arts, Guwahati University.

At International level, Dr.Thomas was UNESCO Expert Member of Development Economist (Educational), Kathmandu, Nepal and Financial Planning Consultant of United Nation at Paris and Kuwait.

Kunjomacahan died on 13th July 1987 at the age of 78.

Kunjomachan’s wife was Mary (Thankamma), daughter of Dr.V.T.Kurien of Kozhenchery Valiaveettil family. Mary took her Masters degree in English Literature from Women’s Christian College, Madras. She died on 15th December 86 at the age of 71.

They were blessed with one son Raju Thomas, formerly a bank professional and one daughter Achamma (Mira). Mira was formerly a member of teaching staff of some colleges and a University. She is married to Dr.P.T.Cherian, now retired as a senior scientist from Central Scientific Ministry.

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