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


A.I.ABRAHAM (AR.1.2.2.1.2)

2nd son of (AR.1.2.2.1)
A.I.Abraham belongs to the 9th generation of Palathinkal

Sri.A.I.Abraham alias Chachutty was born on 1st August 1935. He had his schooling at C.M.S.College High School and graduated in Economics from Madras Christian College. He started his career as Dy.General Manager of Kottayam Orient Bank. Later, he was Managing Director of Cash Credit Pvt Ltd, Kottayam.

He was actively involved in many public, social, relegious and cultural activities and the offices he held are numerous. To cite all of them will be a difficult task. However a few of them are given below:

  • Member - Regional Advisory committee, Customs and Central Excise
  • Member – Kerala Posts and Telegraph Advisory committee
  • Member – Kerala State Sales Tax Advisory committee
  • Member – Railway Users Consultative committee
  • President – Kottayam Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – Mar Thoma Sabha Mandalam
  • Chairman – Madras Christian College Malayalee Association
  • President – MCC Alumni Association, Kottayam Chapter
  • Vice Chairman – Kottayam Ecumenical Association
  • Representative from India at Asian Christian Youth Assembly held at Philipines in 1965
  • District Governor – Rotary International
  • Advisor –Rotary Foundation Alumni Association
  • Chairman – Alsheimer’s and Related Diseases Soceity of India
  • Director – Mlamala Tea Estates Ltd
  • Vice President – Kottayam Mar Thoma Jerusalem Church
  • President – Palathinkal Kudumbayogam, Kottayam, etc,etc

Apart from being elected as District Governor in 1990-91, he received the following Awards from Rotary International:

  • Key Man of Rotary in 1986
  • ‘Service above self’ Award in 1999
  • Paul Harris Fellow in 1982

In addition he was leader of Group study exchange team which visited USA in 1975 and Canada in 1985.

Chachutty is married to Leela, daughter of Kollamkeril Chalisseryl P.K.Kurian. Leela is recipient of many Awards in home gardening.

Children: One son Abraham (Monachy) and one daughter Latha.

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