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


ISAAC PALAT. Jr (SUNNY) (1940-2007) (PL.1.2.2.3.1)

Elder Son of Isaac Palat (Sr) (PL.1.2.2.3)
Isaac Palat belonged to the 9th generation of Palathinkal

Sri.Isaac Palat (Sunny) was born on 20th December 1940. He had his schooling at C.M.S.High School, Kottayam. He did his Pre-university at U.C.College, Alwaye and did his Engineering at Manipal Engineering College.

While in school, he was a well known Basket Ball player and represented Kerala State Schools team. Later, he switched over to Hockey and played for his college and University. He was an all rounder cared and loved by fellow students as well as teachers.

In 1968, he started his own business venture ‘Jiss Engineers’ dealing with Refrigeration and Air conditioning products of M/s Voltas, at MD Commercial Centre, Kottayam. He thrived in his business and was well known in the field through out Kerala.

He was very active in the activities of Jerusalem Mar Thoma church, Kottayam and was its Trustee. He was involved in various social activities in Kottayam and was ‘Sunnychayan’ to the youth of Kottayam.

He loved and liked the YMCA activities and was a Board member of Kottayam YMCA. He was also an active Rotarian and was an Assistant Governor of Zone 16 of Rotary District 3201.

Apart from all the above, he was a true Palathinkal person, caring for everybody in the whole Palathinkal clan. He was available to every body, every time, whenever one needed any help. In fact, formation of Palathinkal Kudumbayogam became a reality because of the sincere and dedicated efforts of Sunny. He was the flesh and blood of Palathinkal Kudumbayogam, occupying the posts of Treasurer, Secretary and President of the Kudumbayogam many times.

Palathinkal Kudumbayogam as also various social service organizations of Kottayam lost its best friend with the untimely demise of Sunny on 14th August 2007.

Sunny’s wife is Valsa, daughter of P.C.Mathew of Panackal House, Trichur. They have three children - 2 sons Isaac Palat (Pradeep), Mathew Palat (Praveen) and one daughter Sarah Mathew (Preetha).

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