Born in Venkidakulam village of Pudukottai District, Tamilnadu state in humble background, he obtained Post graduate degree in English Literature, political science, social work and public administration. He was also awarded Doctorate in Public Administration by Madras University. He has closely associated himself with St. Mother Teresa in her services to humanity. He has published 9 books in Tamil Literature including the one on life history of St. Mother Teresa titled “Boomiyin Devathai”.
He headed as Chairman of Minority Commission, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. He is parish priest in Archdiocese of Madras Mylapore. He is presently Secretary of Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI). He was also former editor of Namvazhvu Magazine. An ardent follower of St. Mother Teresa, he endears himself to one and all by his spiritual and social approach.