Pages from History: 17 September 1917, Birth of M. E. Cherian

17 September, 1917: Birth of M. E. Cherian, author of “Anugrahaththin Adhipathiye”.

Cherian was the son of Kuriannoor Thannikkapurathuttu T. M. Easow (Kunjachen Upadeshi) and Ayroor Kanjeettukara Panamthottathil Aleyamma. At the age of 9 he accepted Jesus as his personal saviour. He taught at the Noel Memorial School in Kumbanad for a few years, and from 1943 onwards he started full time gospel work.

He has written more than 300 hymns and 13 books. Hymn nos. 92, 93, 94, 95, 233, 236, 238, 239, 241, 245, 248, 304, 364, 365, 379, 385, 386 and 409 in the Mar Thoma Syrian Church Hymn book (Kristheeya Keerththanangal) are written by him.

He was called to his eternal home on 2 October, 1993 while he was on a gospel trip in Muthukulathoor Village near Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

M. E. Cherian

M. E. Cherian


One response

  1. I had the opportunity to meet him many times at Punalur when I was a young boy. Now only I came to know that we shared one thing common, that is our date of birth. His songs are really very nice ones.

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