ABHILASH PAULOSE CHALAKUZHY
Chairman in San Francisco, California
Mr Abhilash Paulose Chalakuzhy
Chairman Global Council & Global Investments
Phone: +001 415 298 4477 (U.S.A)
Mr Abhilash Paulose Chalakuzhy grandson of Late C P Ninan the nephew of Chalakuzhy Paulose Mathen and His Grace the Most Rev Dr Abraham Mar Thoma Metropolitan which has its roots at Chalakuzhy Madom in Thiruvalla town in Kerala.
Chalakuzhy Paulose Mathen (1890-1960) Pioneer Banker and founder of the Quilon Bank Ltd which merged to form TNQ Bank Ltd [co-owned by K. C. Mammen Mappillai(Owner Malayala Manorama,MRF)], Member of Parliament from Mavelikara Constituency to the first Lok Sabha(1952), ,Indian Ambassador to the Sudan -1957 and a close friend of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the First Prime Minister of India. His grand daughter Mariam Ram is married to N Ram(Chairman and Managing Director of "The Hindu" (Indian Newspaper)) and is the Managing Director of TnQ Books and Journals named after TNQ Bank.
Abraham MarThoma was known all over India for his burning passion for evangelism, for his zeal for spreading the Gospel through the length and breadth of India. He received theological training in India and Canada. It was during this time that the Mar Thoma Church became well known in the Western World.He was consecrated Bishop in the year 1917 and he worked relentlessly as Suffragan Metropolitan for the spiritual strengthening of the Church and for its witness. He was installed Metropolitan in 1944 when Titus II Metropolitan passed away.
He was born in an illustrious Orthodox family but his father passed away when he was very young and he was brought up in his mother’s house at Eraviperoor, a home which cherished the blessings of the reformation. Thus from his early days he was inspired by evangelistic activities.He was president of the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association and the National Missioanry Society. Even though he was suffering from acute diabetes for many years, he went on working with the motto: “it is far better to burn out than to rust out”. The Abraham Mar Thoma Bible institute established for the training of voluntary evangelists in the Church was named after him. He was called to eternal home in 1947.