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We Will Miss a Legend... Fr C. Thomas breathes his last
By Fr Therampil Jose sdb
Hyderabad, Apr. 6. The Salesian Province of Hyderabad, lost another of its stalwarts in the person of Fr Chinnappa Thomas on April 5, 2015 (Easter Sunday) at 1 pm while undergoing treatment at CMC, Vellore.  He was 78 years old when he breathed his last. He would be eternally remembered for his deep spirituality, love for the poor and simple lifestyle.  He had a theologian`s mind, a musician`s soul and a pastor`s heart. The funeral is scheduled for April 8, 2015 at 4 pm at Don Bosco Philosophate, Karunapuram. Read full text

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John Andrew United States Pasadena
October 12, 2016

External rest grant unto him o LORD, may the soul of the faithful depurated REST IN PEACE. I was a the only student with him in sodum in years 2007 - 2009 . All For One One For All BSA ( BOSCO SAMIYAKA ASARAM) I learned this from him. REQUIEM IN PACHA John Andrew

Alberto Montaldo Italy Moncalieri
April 10, 2015

With deep sadness we came to know of the sudden passing away of Fr. Thomas Chinnappa on the day of Easter. We met Fr. Thomas in the year 1983 when he was director of the Don Bosco Premnivas of Mangalagiri, during one of our trips to India (we are an adoptive family of three Indian children) and we immediately appreciated the enormous qualities of humanity and total dedication to his handicapped boys. Then we met him in Marlapalli, Punganur where he had started the Don Bosco Nav Jeevan and even here we could see how his great charisma did hold on his people. As in the meantime we had founded the New Life – Nuova Vita association in Italy, we had given, very modestly, our small contribution to help Fr. Thomas, especially in the beginning of these works. And even on these occasions his generous spirit appeared in all its grandeur: despite having great need of help he did not hesitate to step aside to show us other situations where we could direct our aid. It was undoubtedly a phenomenal person with an immense charisma, we were very lucky to have met him in the journey of our lives and now we also feel poorer even if we are sure that Fr. Thomas from heaven will bless us with all the people who loved. We will pray for you, Acharya Alberto and Elena Montaldo

BELLAMKONDA Anthony Sudhakar India Secunderabad
April 09, 2015

Thank you Fr T.V Jose for the meaningful article on Rev. Fr. Chinnappa Thomas. We certainly miss him. He is the MOTIVATOR for many Senior and Young Salesians in the present and past. He is the founder of starting home for the homeless and differently abled children by an Indian Salesian in whole of India. MAY THE SOUL OF FR. CHINNAPPA THOMAS REST IN PEACE.

ijerome4 India Bangalore
April 08, 2015

We thank the Salesian Community for its love and understanding. It is indeed a great loss to every member of the family.

THARAKAN John India Hyderabad
April 06, 2015

Jose, you have expressed beautifully what we have seen, heard and experienced. I hope we will have the courage to follow in his footsteps.


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