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. ITTY IPE (1899-1972) (AR.1.2.2.1)

Eldest son of A.I.Ipe (AR.1.2.2)
A.I. Itty Ipe belonged to the 8th generation Palathinkal

Sri.A.I.Itty Ipe is another luminary from Arackal branch of Palathinkal family. Sri. Itty Ipe was born on 14th September 1899, as the eldest son of Sri.A.I.Ipe.

He had his BA (Economics) degree from Madras Christian Colege.

Following footsteps of his father Sri.A.I.Ipe, he directly entered into business field. He was the Founder Managing Director of Kottayam Bank, the most prominent bank in Travancore - Cochin during those days. He was also Director of six prominent Plantation companies. He was very successful in all the business fields where ever he entered into and had created great impressions in all those fields. He was dearly known as ‘Arackal Bank Manager’ to the public of Kottayam Town.

Sri. Itty Ipe was deeply involved in social and religious activities also. He was Chairman of Kottayam Muncipality and member of governing body of CMS College Kottayam, Mar Thoma College Thiruvalla, St.Thomas College Kozhenchery, MT Seminary HS, etc.

He was Trustee of Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church, Kottayam for a number of years, He served as a member of Mar Thoma Sabha Council for six terms and was a member of Mar Thoma Sabha Mandalam for several years. The beautiful pulpit and the front railings of Jerusalem Mar Thoma church were contributions from this lay leader to the church.

Illustrious life of Sri. Itty Ipe came to an end on 2nd October 1972 at the age of 73.

Sri.Itty Ipe’s wife was Chachyamma (Kuttyamma) daughter of Kiliroor Munduchirackal M.C.Abraham. They were blessed with three sons - Capt.A.I.Ipe (Joy), A.I.Abraham (Chachutty) and A.I.Kurien (Royce) and two daughters Thankamma and Kunjamma.

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