Gabriel Chiramel

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Gabriel Chiramel
Born(1914-12-11)December 11, 1914
DiedMay 11, 2017(2017-05-11) (aged 102)
OccupationEducationist, scholar, social reformer, priest
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Websitefrgabriel.com

Gabriel Chiramel (11 December 1914 – 11 May 2017) was an Indian Roman Catholic priest, educationist, zoologist, author and social reformer. He was known for his services in the fields of education, health and human welfare. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007 by the Government of India for his contribution to education and literature.[1]

Chiramel was important in establishing number of other institutions such as St. Joseph's College, Irinjalakuda, Carmel Higher Secondary School, Chalakudy,[2] Bharathamatha School, Palakkad, Catholic Centre, Irinjalakuda, Deepthi Cultural Centre, Calicut, Sneha Bhavan for training physically challenged children and parallel colleges at Ambazhakad and Varantharapilly.[3]

Chiramel died, at the age of 102, on 11 May 2017 at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences campus in Kerala, India from multiple organ failure.[4]

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  1. http://photodivision.gov.in/new/IntroPhotodetails.asp?thisPage=81
  2. "Carmel H.S.S., Chalakudy". www.carmelchalakudy.com.
  3. Reporter, Staff (12 December 2013). "Service of priest to society lauded" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. "പ്രശസ്ത ജന്തുശാസ്ത്രജ്ഞനും പത്മഭൂഷൺ ജേതാവുമായ ഫാ.ഗബ്രിയേൽ ചിറമ്മൽ അന്തരിച്ചു". Malayala Manorama. May 11, 2017.

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