List of Syro-Malabar Catholics

Some of the Prominent Syro-Malabar Catholics in History are listed here ("living personalities are not included"):

Religious and Spiritual

* Parambil Chandy Malpan
* Archbishop Joseph Kariyattil
* Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar
* Palackal Thoma Malpan
* Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara
* Nidhiry Mani Kathanar
* Palakunnel Mathai Mariam Kathanar
* Mar Louis Pazheparambil
* Mar Augustine Kandathil - First Head of the Syro-Malabar Church
* Servant of God Mar Thomas Kurialachery
* St. Alphonsa of India
* Blessed Augustin Thevarparampil (Kunjachan)
* Blessed Evuprasia
* Mar Joseph Cardinal Parecattil
* Servant of God Mar Mathew Kavukatt
* Mar Antony Cardinal Padiyara
* Mar Abraham Kattumana

Public Service

* Thachil Mathoo Tharakan - First non-Hindu minister of Travancore.
* C. J. Varkey - Minister of Madras Presidency.
* R. V. Thomas - President (Speaker) of Travancore Legislative Assembly (1948-50).
* Parambi Lonappan - Minister of Cochin State.
* P. T. Chacko - The only Christian Member of Indian Constituent Assembly from Kerala, and Home Minister of Kerala.
* A. J. John, Anaparambil - Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin (1951-53) and Governor of Tamil Nadu.
* K. M. Geoge - Founder Member Kerala Congress and Minister in Kerala Govt.
* K. M. Chandy - Governor of Madhya Pradesh
* A. C. George - Minister in Government of India.
* Ezhupunna Parayil Avira Varkey Tharakan - Founder President of All Kerala Catholic Congress, the leading organization of Catholic laity.
* Elanjikkal Thariath Kunjithommen - Legislator who first espoused the cause of syrian catholic community (also, President, All Kerala Catholic Congress).
* Cyriac Kandathil - Organiser and General Secretary, All Kerala Catholic Congress, and Editor, Keraladeepam.

Administration and Professions

* Dr. P J Thomas - First Economic Advisor of Government of India.
* Anna Chandy - First woman judge of an Indian High Court.
* K.K. Mathew - First Christian Justice of the Supreme Court of India.
* Justice Thaliath - Chief Justice of Travancore State.
* Dr Jacob Thaliath - Surgeon General of Travancore State.
* Engineer P K Thresia - First Woman Chief Engineer of Kerala.
* Rev.Dr. Matthew Pothen Thekaekara- Eminent Spectroscopist associated with the Thekaekara Spectrum

Literature and Media

* Paremmakkal Thoma Kathanar - Author of the first travelogue in an Indian language.
* Kuriakose Elias Chavara
* Nidhiry Mani Kathanar - Founder Editor of Deepika, the oldest Malayalam Daily.
* Mahakavi Kattakayam Cherian Mappillai - Poet and Editor of Literary Magazine
* I. C. Chacko, Illiparambil - Grammarian and one of the early recipients of the Sahitya Academy Award
* Mgr. Joseph C. Panjikaran
* Mgr. Jacob Naduvathussery
* Sr. Mary Benigna - Poet
* Mathew M. Kuzhively - The author of the first Encyclopedia in an Indian Language.
* Mahakavi P M Devasia - Poet
* Joseph Mundassery - Literary Critic and Social Reformer (later Education Minister of Kerala).
* M P Paul - Writer and Literary Critic
* K E Job - Church Historian, Educationlist and Text Book Writer
* V C George Church Historian

Commerce & Industry

* Thachil Mathoo Tharakan - First timber exporter of South India
* Kunchacko - Founder of Udaya Studios, and pioneer of Malayalam Film industry.
* Joseph Augusti Kayalackakom - Founder of Palai Central Bank.
* Kulangara Paulo Hormis - Founder of Federal Bank.
* Joseph Murikken - Pioneer in large-scale paddy cultivation.
* Chakola Lonappan Palu - Leader in Textile Trade & Industry.
* Dominic Joseph Kuruvinakunnel - Founder of Casino (CGH Earth) Group of Hotels and Father of Tourism Industry in Kerala.
* Pothen Joseph Vadakekalom - Leading exporter of Spices.
* Dominic Chacko (DC) Kizhakkemuri - Foremost book publisher in Malayalam Language.

Arts, Entertainment & Sports

* P J Cherian - Artist and Drama Actor
* Joseph Kaimaparampan - Performer of Kathaprasangom (the art of musical story-telling).
* Miss Kumari - One of the early Actresses in Malayalam movies.
* Jimmy George - Outstanding International Volleyball Player.
* Fr. Abel - Founder of Kalabhavan.


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