Ouseph, the second son of Maret Ninachan was a man of very good personality and physical features. He was a person of principles and very much keen in keeping up the good name of the family and he was our great grandfather of Manayammannil Upashakha. Ouseph and younger brother Avirachan were very identical and was difficult to distinguish. He married Achiyamma D/o. Poulochan, Chalakuzhiyil, Tiruvalla.

This couple had seven sons: Ninan (Parakkadavil), Poulose (Pattuveettil), Oommumman****(Mannancheril), Cheriya (Chengaroor), Fr. Abraham Maret (Vadakkethalackal), Idichandy (Peroor) and Mathai (Manayammannil).

Daughters: Aley and Mariya. Aley was married to Oommen, Kochupurackal, Kottayam and Mariya to Kuruvila Varkey(Reg. Director),Poothicottu, Mepral.


Was a very healthy and strong person. Main occupation was agriculture. Achiyamma, Banglavil, Karthikappally was his wife.

Two sons: Korechan & Philipose and two daughters: Aley & Achi.

Aley was married to Oommen, Kaithayil, Kallooppara.

Achi to Kurien, Kodiyattu, Tiruvalla.


He died at a very young age.


His main occupation: agriculture, died at the age of 63. Wife Achiyamma was from Charukunnel, Melukara.

One son: P.P.Ninan(Kunjoonju), and five daughters: Achiyamma, Mariyamma, Aliyamma, Sosakkutty, Annamma.

Achiyamma was married to Avarachan, Thumchathu, Vakathanam.

Mariyamma to Kochukunju, Varukunnel, Perumppatti.

Aliyamma to Unnikunju, Thundiyil, Anicaud.

Sosakutty to Mathews, Moozhikkal, Ranni.

Annamma to Philip, Parappottil, Ayiroor.


was active in politics. He has held various positions such as Kallooppara Service Co-opeeative bank director, Small Scale industries President, Kallooppara Public Library committee member, President of Maret Kudumbayogam etc. Married Annamma, D/o. Aliyas, Mammoottil, Thalavady.

Three sons: Sunny, Aliyas Maret(Sojan) & Philip Ninan(Sabu).

Five daughters: Susan, Aliyamma(Kunjumol), Saramma(Saly), Annamma(Ammini),& Usha.

Sunny died at a very young age.

Susan is married to Philip, Alummoottil, Venmani.

Aliyamma(Kunjumol)to Varghese, Puliprameprathu, Kuriyannur.

Saramma(Saly) to Mathew, Karackal, Keezhvaipur.

Annamma(Ammini) to Raju, Peruvanthethu, Cherukol.

Usha to Raju, Cherayil, Kadampanitta.

Aliyas Maret(Sojan):

After education worked in Bombay, Gulf etc. and afterwards settled in USA. Married Leelamma, D/o. Varghese, Valyathu, Karakkattu.

Son: Ninan(Tijo) and Daughter: Annamma.

Philip Ninan(Sabu):

After education worked in Bombay and Gulf for some time and went to USA. Married Beena from Tharakan Veettil, Chingavanam.


Was interested in agriculture. He was a quiet person. He was burried in St. Mary's Church, Kallooppara. His wife Annamma was from Puthenpurackal, Kadampanitta. Had only one son: Poulose Joseph(Jr.)


A quiet and elagant person. Agriculture main occupation. Founder of MDLP School, M.North. Died at the age of 93, 5th Sep 1964. Wife Mariyamma was D/o. Varghese Muthalali, Kallotte, Adoor.

One son: M.P.Paul (Kunjupoulochan)

Four daughters: Annamma, Kunjandamma, Aleyamma & Mariyakutty.

Annamma was married to Geevarghese, Moothedathu, Kallooppara.

Kunjandamma to C. K.Thomas, Chackalamannil Thoppil, Thumpamon.

Aleyamma Joseph (Kocheliyamma):

Is popularly known as Kocheliyamma Sir/ Amamachy and she is unmarried. Retired high school teacher and Malayalam Vidhvan. Was elected as member of Kallooppara Panchayat committee by a large majority. Was actively participating in social, cultural and religious fields. Was actively participating in Marthamariam Samajam and servied as secretary of Samajam, Sunday school teacher of Niranam Diocese of Orthodox Syrian Church. She is a very active participant in the Maret Kudumbayogam regular meetings and being a senior member of the family, is able to give valuable informations on family matters to the younger members of the family.

She celebrated her 90th birthday with family members and well wishers.

Mariyakutty is married to Jacob, Valuchirayil, Mannar.

M.P.PAUL (Kunjupoulochan):

Was in Singapore for a long time, especially during world war II. After the war, he came back and became active in political and social areenas. Was Trustee of St. Stephan's orthodox church, President of Maret Kudumbayogam, Secretary of Chengaroor Co-operative bank, Commitee member of Kallooppara Syrian Convention etc. His efforts to revive Vadakethalackal Kudumbayogam and bring it back to its present status will be remembered by all family members at all times. He died at the age of 82 on 15-1-1988.

Wife: Achamma ( Kunjamma ) D/o. Mathew Mappilai, Maniyaneth, Kandathil, Tiruvalla.

Two sons: Josey Paul(Kunjumon) & Mathew Paul (Sunny).

Only daughter: Moly, married to George, Kuttiyil, Thalavady

Josey Paul (Kunjumon):

Had his schooling through Boarding school and took the responsibility of house hold activity at the earlier age. Hard working, affectionate and is capable to take leadership in social and political fields. Was instrumental in many developmental activities of Ward and Panchayat level of Kallooppara village. Had participated in social and community organizations such as YMCA, Club, etc. Now he is settled in USA with family and visiting native place very frequently and actively participating in Maret Kudumbayogam and serving as the President of Kudumbayogam.

Wife: Annamma D/o. T.C.Paul, Thayyil, Thottakkadu.

Son: Paul J. Maret; Daughters: Jessy Jose & Jaya Jose.

Paul J Maret:

After post graduate education in pharmacology, working in USA. Married to Joice D/o. Paul, Kattuchira, Kothamangalam. Jessy Jose is married to Viju Mathew S/o. M.K.Mathai, Mammoottil Malancharivu Puthen Veettil, Kizhavallurand and is at USA.

Jaya Jose: Was married and died at the age of 30 and buried at Philadelphia, USA.

Mathew Paul (Sunny):

After education worked in MRF and in Gulf sor some time. Died at the age of 48 and buried at the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church. Wife: Joyamma D/o. M.P.Kuriakose, Vallikkattu moolayil, Vakathanam.

Sons: Manoj M Maret & Syriac M Maret (Manu)

Daughter: Manju Susan Maret, married to Jomon. One son.

Manoj M Maret:

After education now working at UAE with family. Wife: Kunjmol , One son.

Syriac M Maret (Manu):

After Post graduation (MBA) Working as an executive at Techno Park, Trivandrum.


Main occupation was agriculture. Died at the age of 51 and was buried at St. Mary’s. Orthodox Church, Kallooppara. First wife: a member of Poruvazhi family, Shooranadu, died before any child is born. Second wife: Annamma, Vadakethazhayil, Thumpamon. She was specially loved and respected by all family members and near ones due to her warming personality special quality as a role model in both motherhood and as a strong housewife. She could look after her children and even the children of immediate family relatives, who lost their mothers at their early age. She died at the age of 80 and was buried at St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, M. North, Kallooppara.

Three sons: Oommen Joseph (Kunjouseppachan), Cheriyakunj, M.O. Abraham (Kunjavarachan).

Four daughters: Sosamma, Aleyamma, Mariyamma, Kunjannamma.

Sasamma was married to Pappi, Ponvanibhathu, Enath (Kayamakulam)

Aleyamma was married to Oommen, Kavarathu, Karichal.

Mariyamma was married to Pappi, Nalathara, Ollassa. (Kottayam)

Kunjannamma was married to Keevarichan, Ambrayil kizhakeparambil, Thalavady.


Main job was agriculture. Was well respected and accepted by family members and the people of the locality irrespective of cast, creed and religion. He was one of the founding fathers of St Stephen’s Orthodox Church ( Maret Pally ) M.North Kallooppara. He was familiar with ayurvedic treatments (Smallpox) and extended the service voluntarily to the people near and far irrespective of cast and creed.

First wife Pennukunju, D/o.Eappachen, Moothedathu Puthenpurackal, Kadamankulam, Kallooppara, died after giving birth to a daughter, Kochannamma.(Kochannamma was married to Keevarichan, Vattacherril Poikkudiyil, Mallappally).

Second wife was Achiyamma D/o. Mammen, Kaithayil Thekkannattil, Puthusserry kallooppara. Achiyamma died on 8-12-1978.

One son: M.J.Oommen(Oommachan) & One daughter: Sosakutty.

Sosakutty was married to Eappen, Thottamparambil, Kanam. (Kottayam)

Kunjouseppachan died at the age of 74 on 2-7-1966 and buried at the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church.

M.J.OOMMEN (Oommachan):

Main job was agriculture and was running his own business initially and now taking care of domestic matters only.

Wife: Aleyamma, D/o. Kochunnunni, Vengal Padinjareveettil, Thalavady and sister of Rev.Fr. George Vengal.

Three sons: Joseph Oommen Maret (Jose), Ipe Oommen Maret (Babu), Cherian Oommen Maret (Aniyachen)

One daughter: Achiyamma (Molly) married to Iype from Kottappurathu family, Chennithala, Mavelikkara.( Daughter: Sumi and Son : Soju )

Family of Shri. M.J. OOMMEN (Maret Mannancheril)

Joseph Oommen Maret (Jose) M.Sc.B.Ed.:

Was a teacher in Co-operate management school of Syrian Orthodox Church and in Middle Africa for quite sometime. Served as Principal, Reliance educational trust higher secondary school, Surat, Gujarat. Now he is settled in Baroda. Married to Beena D/o. T.C Abraham, Attumalil, Thalavadi. Beena is also a teacher in Baroda.

Son: Niketh & Daughter: Nimisha.

Niketh Jose:

Is working as an executive engineer in a reputed MNC at Hariyana. Wife: Sheetal (Kollam)

Nimisha Jose:

Working as an engineer (MNC)

Ipe Oommen Maret (Babu):

After education (Diploma in automobile engineering), he was a teacher in Central ITC, Mallappally. Was trustee of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, M.North Kallooppara. Is working in government service.

Wife: Saramma(Jessy) D/o.Aniyankunju, Valuparambil, Kallooppara, also working in government service. Babu and family are settled in USA (Philadelphia) Two Sons: Nibu Oommen Ipe & Nithin Chandy Ipe.

Nibu Oommen Ipe:

Working as an engineer - system analysist (Law Firm) USA. Wife: Reshma. D/o Babu Thomas, Kochupilamoottil (Thumpamon) Nithin Ipe: Working as an engineer in Boeing Aeronautical Defense sector, USA

Cherian Oommen Maret (Aniyachen) MSc.B.Ed, P.G.D.B.M.:

After education, worked in higher secondary school at Bhopal and Baroda and working in the field of education by running coaching institute in Baroda and a CBSE school (Baroda Public School) at POR (Gujarat).Is actively participating in Social and Religious activities. Was the managing trustee of Basil trust and Basil school, Baroda. He was very active in Malayala Manorama All Kerala Balajanasakhyam. (Secretary of Kallooppara Union). Also served as the President of youth wing of Maret Kudumbayogam before leaving for Baroda.

Wife: Jolly, D/o. K.A. Abraham, Valiyavettil, Kozhencherry. Jolly was a bank officer and took V.R.S after a long period of service and now serving as the Secretary of St. Stephen’s foundation trust, Baroda, which manages CBSE School.

Two sons: Ajo Cherian Maret (Pursuing engineering graduation at USA) & Ajin Cherian Maret (Studying).


Was a Mechanical Engineer from Bombay & served as a government employee. Married to Aleyamma from Nalathra family, Olassa, Paripe, Kottayam. Died at the age of 28 and buried near to the holy Madhbaha at St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, M. North, Kallooppara. No children.


Was in teaching profession early days. Then left teaching and started concentrating in agriculture. Was managing committee member and the trustee of St Stephen’s Orthodox Church for quite a long time.

Married to Aleyamma D/o. Chackochan, Kannamkara, Kandathil, Vallankulam.

Three sons: M.A.Oommen (Kochunnunni), M.A.Chacko (Chackochan) & Josey Abraham (Kochukunju)

Four daughter: Chinnamma, Mariyamma(Kunjoonjamma), Thankamma and Moly

Chinnamma is married to Eapen, from Elanjimoottil family, Vembala, Tiruvalla.

Mariyamma is married to John, Kandannathu, Elanthur.

Thankamma is married to Kunjoonjachan, from Karippottu family, Panayampala.

Moly is married to Abraham Thomas, Panikkaruveettil, Tiruvalla,

M.A.OOMMEN (Kochunnunni):

After education, was working in Bhadra estate, Karnataka. Returned to Kerala in 1989 and concentrating in agriculture and domestic matters.

Married to Ammini, D/o. Jobe, Kunniparambil, Niranam.

Two Sons: Abraham Oommen (Shaji), Jacob Oommen (Babu)

Three daughters: Aleyamma (Lillykutty), Annamma (Kochumol) & Mariyamma (Babykutty)

Lillykutty is married to Sunny, Vezhalil, Niranam.

Kochumol is married to Prasad, Pathinaruparayil, Karipuzha.

Babykutty is working with Muthoot group of Bankers.

Abraham Oommen(Shaji):

After graduation working with Manorama group of companies. Married Susan D/o. A.M. Joseph, Adivakal.

Jacob Oommen(Babu):

Working at UAE.

M. A. CHACKO (Chackochan):

After education worked in Railways for some time. Afterwards he was in Kuwait. During Gulf war he returned home and concentrating in domestic matters.

Married to Soumini, D/o. P.I. Eapen, Koodathummuriyil, Adichanallore.

Two sons: Abraham Chacko (Reji), Eapen Chacko (Kochumon)

Three daughters: Raji, Jiji, Shiji

Raji is married to Anil, S/o. Mathew K. John, Kochiparambil, Puthuppalli.

Jiji is married to Jain, S/o. Pappachan, Poovallore, Elamannur.

Shiji is married to Shibu, S/o. Daniel, Padinjattedathu, Ullannur.

Abraham Chacko (Reji):

After education worked in Bombay for some time and now working at UAE with family.

Married to Sheeja D/o. A.G.Thomas, Kochumalil, Kattod, Tiruvalla.

Two sons: Bibin, Jibin. (Jibin died at a very young age)

Eapen Chacko (Kochumon)-(B.E.):

After graduation he was teaching for some time and worked with Enron Power Project, Bombay. Now working in Middle East.

Married to Leena D/o. Rev. Fr. George Joseph, Kallupurackal, Kanjirappally. Leena also employed in Bombay as a teacher.

JOSEY ABRAHAM-MA.B.Ed.LLB. (Kochukunju):

Was Principal of St.Michael’s High School, Bombay. Active in social, religious and spiritual activities. As a permanent Director of Sunday school association of Bombay diocese (Syrian Orthodox Church) appointed by the Late H.G. Philipose Mar Theophilose Metropolitan. Is member of YMCA. Settled in Bangalore.

Married to Leelamma (BSc. B.Ed.) D/o. T.T.Joshua, Thekkineth, Konni. Also was the Principal of high school at Bombay.

Two daughters: Leena, Susie.

Leena is married to Suresh, Kochiyil, Kayamkulam.

Susie is Engineering student.


Main occupation: Agriculture. Wife: Kocheliamma, D/o. Thommachan, Kodiattu, Chathamala. Died in 1916. Four Sons: Kunjouseppachan, Thommachan, Kunjavarachan, Kariyachan.


He was unmarried and died at the earlier age.


He was very active and a wise person. Main occupation was agriculture. Wife Saramma was from Manjanakuzhi family, Puthusserry.

Thomas died on 5-9-1985 at the age of 92. Saramma died on 29-6-1989.

One son: Cheriyan Thomas(Thankachan)

Three Daughters: Alikutty, Mariyakutty, Kochusaramma.

Alikutty is married to George, Alancheril, Changanacherry.

Mariyakutty is married to Chackochan, Parasseril, Changanacherry.

Kochusaramma to Philip, Kariplaparambil, Ayiroor.


the only son of Thomachan; main occupation was agriculture.

First wife Claramma D/o. Ouseppachan, Vettithanam, Changanacherry.

One son, Thomas Kutty and two daughters, Nirmala & Annamma.

Claramma died on 29-7-1975 and was burried in Eettickal church, Puthusserry.

Second wife Marykutty is from Karikkoottathil, Mukkoottuthara. No children in this marriage.

Nirmala is married to Thomas Mathew, Pullukattil, Vadakekara, Changanacherry.

Annamma is a student.

Thomas Kutty:

After education he was in UAE for some time. Returned home and running own business. Wife is Litty, D/o. George, Vennalil, Changanacherry. Two sons: Tijo and Tojo both are studying.


Main occupation, agriculture. Wife was Aleyamma D/o. Keevarichan, Kaniyanthra pullukattu, Mepral.

Four sons: M.A. Varghese (Thankachan), M.A. Ninan(Kunjenachan), M.A. Joseph (Ouseppachan), Fr. Abraham Maret.

Two daughters: Sosakutty, Kochumariyamma

Sosakutty is married to P.V.Chacko, Pooppallil parasseril, Chennamkeri.

Kochumariyamma to V.G.Sakhariya, Vadakethazhe Mudackamannil, Thumpamon.


Most of his life he spent in singapore. He was the general manager of a shipping company.

First wife was Sosamma, D/o. Sakharia, Kottackadu, Kayamkulam.

Three sons: Abraham Varghese(Roy), Sakharia Varghese(Scheri),George Varghese (Georgy).

And Two Daughters: Alice, Mariyamma(Suseela)

Alice is married to Thomas Varghese, Neithallore, Koodallur.

Mariyamma(Suseela) to John Thomas Pattamookkil, Niranam.

Thankachan's second wife was Annamma(Thambu) D/o. Rtd. Dist Judge A.Cheriyan No children in this marriage.

M.A.Varghese died on 2-3-1994 and Thambu died on 6-1-'95. Both were burried in Puthencauvu Orthodox Syrian Church Cathedral.

Abraham Varghese (Roy)-DCA

He was in Singapore for some time and now in Australia as the financial director of a company. Married Dr. Sandra D/o. M.C.Thomas, Muringasseril, Vallamkulam. Three sons: Varghese(Jeevan), Thomas(Naveen) & Vijai all students.

Sakharia Varghese(Scherry):

Serving as the Director of an Engineering company in Australia. Wife is Mary, D/o. George, Kanjiravelil, Kallooppara, now settled in Sydney>

George Varghese(Georgy)-MBA.

Is now in USA. Wife is Saramma(Thankam) from Olassa.

Two daughters: Laveesa & Sonia, both students.

M.A.JOSEPH (Ouseppachan)-BSc B.Ed. Worked as a teacher in M.G.D High School, Puthusserry for some time. Afterwards went to Singapore.

Married Marykutty D/o. V.M. Joseph, Vattasseril, Mallappally.

One son: Abraham Joseph(Nibu).

Two daughters: Alizabeth(Sumu), Mariyamma(Sajini).

Alizabeth(Sunu) is married to Mohan M. Peter

Mariyamma(Sajini)-MBBS is serving in Singapore and married to Mohan Thomas an Engineer.

Abraham Joseph(Nibu):

Graduated in Engineering and serving in Singapore. Wife is Manju-CA.


Ordained as Deacon on 27-11-1965 by the Late His Grace Mathews Mar Athanasios Metropolitan, the Catholicos designate of that time. The full Priesthood was on 3-6-1968 at Thabore Dayara, Pathanapuram under His Grace Thomas Mar Themothiose Metropolitan.

He graduated from Kerala University and completed his degree in theology from Theological Seminary, Kottayam.

Wife is Thankamma D/o. N.C.Eapen, Nallur Puthenveettil, Arattupuzha.

One son: Shibu and one daughter: Merin Liza.

After serving in many Orthodox churches in Kerala, now Fr. Abraham Maret is serving as vicar of St.Gregoriose church, Bangalore.


After graduation in printing technology, he is working in UAE. Merin Liza: Completed her BDS degree.


Married, no children. Died at the age of 90. Buried at the cemetery of St. Stiphen’s Orthodox Church, M North, Kallooppara.


Fr. Abraham Maret, Valyachan, as he was popularly known, was the vicar of St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Kallooppara, for a long period of time. He was an accomplished religious person, a truly devoted, highly disciplined and well knowledged priest, who knew and practiced all the commandments literally and in true spirit. He enforced all the Canons of the Orthodox Syrian Denomination in real letter and spirit.

He was recognized by PARUMALA THIRUMENI as one of the most accomplished FATHER in the Orthodox Syrian Denomination. Fr. Abraham Maret was said to be carrying out the routine Confessions of PARUMALA THIRUMENI. The forty-one day's Mass and Services after the death of PARUMALA THIRUMENI were also graced by Fr. Abraham Maret, and he stayed in PARUMALA for all the 41 days. For this reason. Fr. Abraham Maret was having very deep knowledge in syriac.

Fr. Abraham Maret wanted to distance himself from all the worldly life and luxuries during his last days and for this purpose he laid the foundation stone for a Prayer Room in his own land to the west side of the present St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Kallooppara and this is the place where the small CROSS is now situated. But unfortunately, before he could fulfill his wishes, he passed away at the age of 55 on 13-5-1916.

The above foundation stone is said to have given the inspiration for the family members to go for the construction of the Maret Family Church (Old Maret Palli).

In the above pictures, on the right we see the present St. Stephen's Orthodox Church in place of the old Maret Family Church.

Fr.Abraham Maret was laid to rest at St. Mary's Church, Kallooppara.

Fr. Abraham Maret's wife was Aachikunju, D/o. Varkey, Thumbayil Puthupally. Aachikunju died at the age of 45. She was also burried at St.Mary's Church, Kallooppara.

Four Sons: M.A. Joseph (Kochouseppachan), Fr. Abraham Maret (Kochachan.), M.A.Barsoma (Barsommachan) & M.A. Oommen (Kochummachan).

One Daughter: Aachikunju, was married to Eappachan, Valakuzhiyil Puthenpurackal, Mallappally.

M.A. JOSEPH (Kochouseppachan):

He was very proficient in syriac and used to go to many Churches in and around Kallooppara for religious discourses. Main occupation was agriculture.

Akkamma, D/o.Peter Vaidyan, Mattackal Puthukeril, Niranam, was his first wife. Akkamma died before any child was born.

Second wife was Saramma D/o.Kuttiyachan, Kovoor, Tiruvalla. M.A.Joseph died in 1966 and Saramma died on 31-7-1970.

One Son : V. J. Abraham and

Five Daughters : Kunjamma, Thankamma, Ammukutty, Kochannamma & Kunjumol.

Kunjamma is married to T.P.Thomas, Thottupurathu, Ambarikattu Vazhoor, Vadakkan Anicadu.

Thankamma to M.O. Chacko, Medayil, Pulinkunnu

Ammukutty to N.I.Mathew, Mannil, Noorommavu.

Kochannamma to M.O.Sebastian, Kulathumkal, Changanacherry.

Kunjumol to K.I.George, Kodiattu, Tiruvalla.

V.J.ABRAHAM (Thampy):

Son of M.A. Joseph, after education, started his career in Mysore as an estate officer. Afterwards he acquired "Mysore Tyres" and was running it under his ownership till he died on 26-2-1997. His wife is Saramma (Kunjamma), D/o. Fr.Vraghese, Thevarvelil, Kozhencherry.

Two Sons: Joseph Abraham & George Abraham.

One Daughter: Saramma, who is married to John Mathai, Mukkattu Palackamannil, Chengannur.

Joseph Abraham (B.Sc.):

He was an officer in Syndicate Bank, in Goa. His wife, Ajantha is from Goa. He died of heart attack on 30-5-1984.

Three Sons: Ajai, Ashmin & Anu; all are students.

George Abraham (M.A.):

After graduation he was involved in running his father's business. After his father's death, he is concentrating full time in the running of Mysore Tyres.

He married Mary, D/o. (Late) K.V. Philip, Bangalore.

FR. ABRAHAM MARET (Kochachan):

He was respected and liked by people from all religion and caste. He accepted the catholic faith seven years before the Malankara whreeth movement was gaining momentum. Because of his devotion and inspiration many catholic Churches came into being in different parts of the state.

In addition to his priestly duties and responsibilities he was rendering free Homeopathic treatment to the needy, thereby utilizing his knowledge in homeopathy for the welfare of the public by opening dispensaries in various places. He was also popular with his speeches. He had good contact with Vatican and Roman Patriarch and he was the first priest to conduct Holy Service using the Roman "Thaksa".

His life came to an end on 30-6-1954 at the age of 58. He was buried inside The Lourd Church, Puthusserry with all the religious respects he deserved.

His wife: Aleyamma D/o. Kunjachan, Kaithayil, Puthusserry. Aleyamma died on 24-12-1989.

Three Sons: A. Maret (Achankunj), Alex Maret (Kunj) & Rajan A Maret (Rajan Kunj)

Four Daughters: Ammini, Chinnamma, Ammini(Jr.), Kunjumol.

Eldest daughter: Ammini died at the age of eight.

Chinnamma is married to C.M.Mathew, Chackalamannil, Thumpamon.

Ammini (Jr.) is married to Antony, Medayil, Bell Heaven Gardens, Trivandrum.

Kunjumol is married to Jolly Joseph, Arackaparambil, Cherthala.

A. MARET (Achankunj):

Through the students congress, A. Maret entered the Indian independence struggle and when the independence movement picked up momentum, he became fully involved in the political struggle. But at a certain stage, due to ideological difference A.Maret distanced himself from Congress and joined Communist Party of India. His Philosophical, Oratorical and journalistic abilities were worth mentioning. He left CPI before it splited into left and right as he felt that it is not the right berthing place for his ideology to be downloaded. Afterwards he worked for All Kerala Catholic Congress, Christian Democratic Party, Kerala Christian Federation etc. He was also running his own printing press and a publication called "Kavana Kavitha", that was in circulation for some time. He also worked in Malayala Manorama, Kottayam as a journalist for some time.

He died on 31-3-1990.

Wife is Thresiamma (Theyyamma) D/o Pappachan, Thalodil, Kuruppamthara.

Three sons: Sunil, Subhash, Sujith.

Three daughters: Sujatha, Sulekha, Suseela.

Sujatha is married to Kunju, S/o. K.M.Chandy.(Ex. Governor of Madhyapradesh)

Sulekha is married to Kurien Alexander(Biju), S/o. Alexander, Mundokulath, Puthucherry.

Suseela is married to Pradeep, Koothottil, Kottayam.


is working in Sharjah, UAE. Married Susan, D/o. Chacko Thomas, Puthenparambil, Pulinkunnu.


Unmarried, running his own business.


Concentrating in domestic affairs and running his own business. Was in the Gulf for some time.

ALEX MARET(kunju):

After education joined police Department. Subsequently was elevated to the post of RTO before retiring. Now concentrating in family matters. He was President of Maret Kudumbayogam and now serving as Convener. Wife is Leelamma, D/o. Baby, Vattasseril Thoppil, Mallappally.

One son: Abey Alex(Suresh) and one daughter: Suji.


Suji is married to Mathew Muthalali(Reji), Ambattu Poruvazhiyil.

Abey Alex(Suresh) B Com.:

After Graduation he is employed in Gulf. Married Lovely, D/o. Jacob Kutty, Palakkunnathu, Thelapurathu, Maramon.

Rajan A. Maret(Rajankunju):

Rajan A. Maret, a broad-minded person, a true humanist and writer, a foresighted writer and a journalist, was born in 1940 as the youngest son of late Father Abraham Maret. Rajan graduated from Palakkad Victoria College in special BSc and post graduation from Sardar Patel University. When he was doing his Phd in Sadar Patel University, he got a chance and flew to USA.

After working for 16 years in US, he returned to his native place Puthusseri in Thiruvalla.

He was the president of Akhila Kerala Balajanasakhyam in his school days and the union chairman of Victoria College, Palakkad.

He was the second convention president of FOKANA (Federation of Kerala Association in North America), a noted organisation of Keralites in US.

For eight years, Rajan had served as the chief editor of Ashwamedham, the first Malayalam newspaper published from USA. He had encouraged the writings of many and his active participation in this field was unique.

He was the patron of the youth wing of the Vadakkethalakkal family, president of the Maret family meet and the founder editor of the Vadakkethalakkal family magazine.

Hard hitting humour was his specialty. It was a hobby for him to dabble in satirical prose along with the classic touch of short story and composition of verses.

Rajan was also the citizens’ forum president of the Kallooppara panchayat, resident editor of American Malayalee, a magazine on American Keralites published from New York.

He died of cardiac arrest at the age of 60 on April 5 2001, while he was also working as a columnist for Ente Lokam Magazine published from Germany.. He was handling Ezhuthappuram, the column in the magazine.

He is survived by his wife Thankamani Rajan, daughter Jameela and son Abu.

Thankamani, is the daughter of . K.M.Antony, Kavumkal, Kurumbanadam

Abu Maret

Working in USA.


is married to Mathew J. Kulangara, son of Saroja Jacob, Ooppoottil, Kottayam. They are settled in USA.

M. A. BARSOMMA (Barsommachan)

Main occupation was agriculture. His wife was Annamma D/o. Poulochan, Moothedathu, Kallooppara. Barsommachan died on 18-9-1972 at the age of 73. Annamma died on 12-6-1970 at the age of 72.

Six Sons: V.T.Abraham(Kunjavarachan), V.B.Mathukutty, M.B.Joseph(Baby), M.B.Varghese(Kunjunjachan), Thomas Barsomma(Thampy), Oommen Barsomma(Kunjumon)

Four Dauhgters: Thankamma, Sosamma, Ammini, Kochannamma.

Thankamma is married to Avarachan, Meletharayil, Anicaud.

Sosamma to Chackochan, Kurudamannil, Pulithitta, Ayiroor.

Ammini to Kunjappan, Manalil, Kumbanad.

Kochannamma to Abraham, Maruthottathil Medayil, Vennikulam


After retiring from Travancore State Force, accepted job in IRE Alwaye for few years. Now concentrating in family matters. Was a well known volley ball palyer at all india level. He was Volley ball Captian of the Travancore State Force team which earned Name and Fame in India as well as abroad. He was also a good foot-ball goal keeper. Under his leadership two Catholic Churches were constructed, one in Hong Kong and another in Eloor.

Wife: Marykutty, D/o. P.T.Cherian, Pulimoottil, Tiruvalla.

Three Sons: Thomas Abraham, Cherian Abraham, Sabu A Maret.

Two Daughters: Annie, Elsey.

Annie is married to Baby, Vellayil, Paravur.

Elsey to Mathayichan, Puthenpurackal, Thumpamon.

Thomas Abraham(Thomaskutty):

After education serving in IRE, Eloor. Married Bany, D/o.George, Vanchikottu House, Quilon. Baby is teacher. Thomas Abraham is also Eloor Congress Area Secretary and Cashier of INTUC. Two daughters: Dhanya, Navya.


She married to Eldhos

Cheriyan Abraham(Cheriyankunju):

An officer in Alwaye Aluminums. Married Saly, D/o. Peely, Thottakadu, Perumbavoor. They are also running their own business in Aluminium Products.

One son: Abin

One daughter: Mary.

Sabu A. Maret:

After education serving in Vienna, Austria.

Wife Chinnu is from Vakathanam. She is also employed in Vienna.

One Son: Sachin , One daughter: Mary


(Died when he was very young) .


Travancore State Force officer. Settled in Ex-serviceman Colony, Vechoochira. Died on 21-12-'95. Wife Aliyamma is from Elanjimoottil family, Koothrappally. Aliyamma was a teacher, now retired.

Three Sons: Thomas Mathew, Joseph Mathew, Avarachan

Two Daughters: Thankamma, Rossamma.

Thankamma is married to kurien John, Ennasseril, Vakathanam.

Rossamma to V.M.John, Vadakkekottu, Vennikulam.

Thomas Mathew:

Living in Mannadisala. Wife Leelamma is from Kanakappalam. Two Sons: Subin, Sibin.One Daughter: Suja

Joseph Mahtew, B Com.:

Running own Ayurvedic Pharmacy. Wife, V.C.Annamma is a teacher Two Sons: Mathew (Jobin), Joseph (Jibin).

Abraham Maret (Avarachan):

Concentrating in family matters. Wife is Jessy One son: Robin and One daughter: Roshin.


Main occupation agriculture. Wife is Achamma D/o. Koshy Varkey, Chirayirambu Koyithottu, Maramon.

One Son: Joemon Joseph

Five daughters: Annamma, Saramma, Achamma, Ponnamma, Ambili.

Annamma(Joemol) is married to Simon S/o. Daniel, Madolil Vadakkethil, Omallur.

Saramma(Suseela) is married to Laly, S/o. Thommachan, Manjallur, Vennikulam.

Achamma(Kochumol) to Viji, S/o. Mathukutty, Panikkamuriyil, Mallappally.

Ponnamma to Saji, Attasseril, Thuruthicadu.

Ambili is unmarried.

Joemon Joseph:

The only son of M.B.Joseph. After working in Bombay for some time, now working in Gulf; and is unmarried.

M.B.VARGHESE (Kunjunjachan):

He was working as an estate writer and was Settled in Thonikkadavu, Ranni.Died on 16-10-'92. Burried in Orthodox Church, Perunadu.

Wife: Aleyamma, D/o. K.E.Eapen, Thonikkadavu Kuttikkattil, Perunadu.

Two Sons: Shibu, Shaji and one daughter: Sheeba.(Student)


Working in Gulf. Wife: Reni, D/o. P.A.Mathew, Puthupaeambil, Thobikkandam.


Working in an estate and also taknig care of family matters; unmarried.


After education worked in Mysore Tyres for some time. Then started his own re-treading company "R.K.Tyres" in Mysore. Wife is Molly, D/o. O.M.Mammen, Kuttoor, Tiruvalla.

One Son: Ani and One daughter: Anitha.

Anitha is married to Boby, S/o. Chackochan, Kayyalathu, Mallappally.


After passing BDS, running his own Dental Clinics in Mysore. Wife is Bindu, D/o. K.G.Philip, Kuzhiyil, Kayamkulam. Bindu is an Electronics Engineering graduate and Lecturer in St. Philominas' College, Mysore.


Main occupation is agriculture. He is the treasurer of Maret Kudumbayogam. Wife is Sosamma D/o. Yohannan, Karappallil, Valanjavattom, Niranam

Three Sons: M.O.Thomas(Biju), M.O.John(Byju), M.O.Abraham.

One daughter: Beena, Working in Pushpagiri hospital as nursing staff; unmarried.


Working in Mysore after education. Married Beena, D/o.(Late)Kurien, Powvathilethu, Vazhikkadavu.


After passing Hotel Management worked in Bombay for some time. Now working in Gulf. Married.....


After passing ITC, was working in Traco Cable Factory, Tiruvalla. He is married and now working at UAE.

M. A. OOMMEN BA. LT. (Kochummachan):

The youngest son of "Valyachan" (Late Rev. Fr. Abraham Maret). His extraordinary knowledge and proficiency in English Language was well known. His oratorical abilities have always attracted crowd in Educational Institutions where he used to present many topics and lead many debates. He has proved his unquestionable and unchallenged capabilities as an administrator wherever he worked; as a Military Officer, as a Bank Officer, as an Estate Superintendent and above all an English Language Teacher who was admired by all students and Teachers alike.

Wife: Mary (Pennamma) was the D/o Peter Vaidyan of Puthukkeril Family, Niranam.

Kochummachan died on 19-07-1958 and Pennamma on 07-04-1983.

They have four sons and two daughters: M.O.Abraham (Shaji), M.O.Thomas (Aniyankunju), Jose Oommen (Joseykunj), Josey Oommen (Achankunju), Joy Susan (Joyamma) and Lillykutty Oommen (Lillykutty). Joy Susan is married to M.C.Abraham(Kuttappan), Mulackal, Neerattupuram

Lillykutty is married to Jacob Varghese, Puthiyaveetil, Puthencauve.


He met with a cycle accident causing lung damage, while he was in the High School classes. In spite of the best available treatment given to him at that time, he developed complications related to the lungs damage and died while he was studying for SSLC.


Was a person of superhuman intelligence and incredible capabilities. Friends used to call him HD (Human Dictionary). He did most of his Schooling in Madras. He secured Double Promotion twice.(A special promotion scheme that was prevailing in The Board of Education in Madras at that time for meritorious students) Hence he passed SSLC at the age of 13 that too with a State First. And with special permission from Kerala University he was admitted to the Intermediate in University College, Trivandrum. While he was studying in the University College, he developed serious mental problems and had to discontinue the studies. He was on treatment for a very long time. He died at the age of 30 and he was unmarried.

M.O.ABRAHAM (Shaji):

was a JCO in military service. After retirement from Indian Army he was concentrating in domestic matters. He received the Presidents’ Gold medal (Award) for exemplary Service from President of India V.V.Giri.

He was very active in the affairs of Maret Kudumbayogam and was holding positions such as Treasurer, Secretary, President, etc. for a long time. He was also General Secretary of Vadakethalackal Mahakudumbayogam for a number of years. He was The Trustee of St Stephen’s Orthodox Church and also Treasurer of Orthodox Syrian Convention, Kallooppara for a long time.

Married Elizabeth (Mollykutty) D/o of C.O.Thomas, Chackalamannil, Thumpamon.

Two sons: Ajith Abraham and Anand Abraham.

Two daughters: Anila and Shyni.

Anila is married to N. Ninan (Kunju) s/o P.N.Ninan, Ooriyeppadickal Punnackal, Kumbanadu.

Shyni is married to Anil George, Kolathurpuzha and both are in Kuwait.

Ajith Abraham (Ajith):

After education worked in UAE for few years. Now working in Kuwait. Married Susan d/o Thomas Thomas, Attayitharayil Ranni. Have two daughters: Nihara and Nikhila.

Anand Abraham (Anand):

After Graduation worked in KSA for few years. Now working in Kuwait. Wife: Suja D/o T.J. Thomas, Thenangatethu, Edayaranmula. Have One daughter: Sharon.

JOSEY OOMMEN (Achankunju):

After passing Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1964 joined N S S Politechnic, Pandalam as a Junior Lecturer. In December the same year resigned this Job to join Neyveli Lignight Corporation, Madras and continued in Neyveli till December 1975 as Junior Plant Manager. Joined ADGAS, Abudhabi, UAE in January 1976 and continued to work with ADGAS as a senior executive till retirement in September 2003

Wife: Mary (Lillykutty)[BA.BEd.] D/o T.M. Eapen, Thycoottathil, Keezhvaipur, East Mallappally. She was working in Church English Medium School, Neyveli, Madras for some time.

They have three daughters: Anisha, Ashley and Ashbey

Anisha passed MBBS and is married to Dr. Ninan C Mathew, MBBS, MD, Chunkathil, Chathankary, Tiruvalla. They have two sons. They are now in Adelaide, South Australia.

Ashley passed Masters Degree in Hospital Administration and was working as Junior Administrator in Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital, Tiruvalla. Ashley is married to Jithesh George, (B Tech Chem., Business Development Manager Larsen & Toubro, Baroda), from Nedumthallil Family, Alwaye.

Ashbey took her BDS Degree from Kasturba Dental College, Mangalore and is practicing in Specialty Dental Clinic Tiruvalla. Not married.


Was a very clever and intelligent person. He was one of the founding members of the Maret Family Church. (Present St Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Madhathum Bhagom North) He was the President of the old Kallooppara Bank. He used to write his Diary on a Daily basis and this had helped to a greater extend in preparing Maret Family History.

His main occupation was agriculture. He died at the age of 94.

Wife was Aleyamma D/o Peelipochan, Thazhathethil, Puthupally.

Four sons: Ouseph, Philipose, Oommumman (Rambachan) & Avarachan.

Three daughters: Aachi, Mariya & Aleyamma.

Aachi was married to Alexander Kathanar, Kaniyanthra Pullukattu, Mepral.

Mariya died at the age of 17

Aleyamma was married to Eapen, Maroorthottathil, Kannamkara, Vennikulam.


Was a Forest Officer. First wife was Aleyamma d/o George Nadavallil, Mavelikara.

They had one daughter in this marriage, Aleykutty who was married to Avarachan, Charivila, Kundara.

Second wife was Achiyamma from Anjilimoottil family, Cheppattu. They had a daughter Ammini who was married to Rajappan, Alumkal, Puramattom.

PHILIPOSE (Peelippochan)

Main occupation was agriculture. Marreid Annamma D/o Oommachan, Alummoottil, Kaarichal.

Philipose died on 15-10-1990.

Four sons: K.P.Alexander, K.P.John, K.P.Oommen & M.P.Joseph(Ouseppachan)

Three Daughters: Aleyamma, Kunjoonjamma & Annamma.

Aleyamma (Kunjamma) is married to Perumal, Elanjickal Vazhappalladil, Veeyapuram.

Kunjoonjamma died at the age of 2.

Annamma was married to Chackochan, Kiliyileth, Kayamkulam.


was 21 and K.P. JOHN: was 16 years old when they died.


was serving Indian Army for some time. Afterwards he took up a job in the Gulf. Returning from Gulf he was looking after family matters. He died on 28-07-1989.

Wife is Marykutty, D/o Chackochan, Thoppil, Parumala.

One daughter, Bobby, is married to Reji, S/o Babukutty, Vattasseril, Mallappally

M.P.JOSEPH (Ouseppachan):

Main occupation was agriculture. He is engaged in social work and always come forward to help anybody in need. Married Kunjamma, D/o E. Yohannan, Panickaleth, Vazhamuttom.

One Son: Shibu and One daughter: Sheeja.

Sheeja is married to Shabu, S/o. C.A. Thomas, Cherthorn, Kadamparoor.


After education assisting his father in day to day domestic matters


. Youngest son of Idichandi, was a good practitioner in Ayurveda.

He married Thankamma from Chirattankeril, Pallippadu. Died in a bus accident .

They had a Son by name Alexander Abraham (Sanderkutty)


was a leading advocate in Harippad. Wife was Rebekkamma (Joice) D/o. T.K. Koshy Vaidyan, Thoppil, Vadakkumthala. Settled in Harippad.

Died on 14-12-1993.

One son: Abin and two daughters: Premeena & Sebeena.

Premeena is married to Benny, Venmony and Sebeena is a Nursing student.

Abin :

After education working in Bombay


Ordained to the priesthood by His Holiness Vattasseril Metropolitan (now St. Divanniyasios of Malankara Orthodox Church) and was the Vicar of Coimbatore Orthodox Church for a long time. Under his leadership and initiative this church was developed to one of the well known religious institutions in the region. Later as per the decision of His Holiness Vattasseril Metorpolitan and His Holiness Basselios Catholicose, he was called back from Coimbatore and after the ordination to the Higher Christian Ministry as RAMBAN; he was in charge (Manager) of Parumala Seminary for a long time.

He was then shifted to Othera to take charge of the Administration of the DAYARA and the Orphanage which was being managed by H.G. Mar Koorilose (Later Catholicos of Malankara Orthodox Church) who was ordained as metropolitan by this time.

Due to health problems he had to leave Othera DAYARA and was resting in his ancestral home for a couple years before he returned to othera for a second time after H.G Athanasios Metrpolitan took charge of Othera DAYARA.

His knowledge of Syriac was well known and he taught Syriac to priests and was much appreciated by all the cotemporary priests and juniors who were practicing under him. He died on 23rd July 1992 and laid rest close to the holy Madhbaha of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church.


Main occupation was agriculture. Has written many poems and he had an artistic mind.

Wife: Aleyamma, D/o. Keevarichan, Mammoottil, Puthencauve.

Aleyamma died on 30-06-1957.

Ouseph Mathai died on 11-12-1957 at the age of 86 and buried at the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Church.

Four sons: M.M.Joseph (Kunjoonju), M.M.Varghese (Keevarichan), M.M.Abraham

(Oonnoonni) & M.M. Mathai (Mathaichan)

Three daughters: Achikunju, Aleyamma & Thankamma.

Achikunju is married to Ouseppachan, Varikkalathil Kallupurackal, Edathua.

Aleyamma is married to Mathulla Mappilla, Kandathil Kannankara, Vallamkulam

Thankamma is married to George, Marathummoottil Thachappallil, Venmony.

M. M. JOSEPH (Kunjoonju):

He was a teacher. Wife Mariamma was the daughter of Mathulla Mapillai, Anjilimoottil Kandathil, Kattodu. Joseph died on 2nd May 1969 and Mariamma on 10th July 1990. They had seven sons: M.M. Mathew(Mathukutty), George Joseph(George), Abraham Joseph(Baby), M.M. Joseph(Thampy), M.M. Eapen(Kunjappan), M.M. Philipose (Achankunju) & N. Joseph(Thampachan) Had seven daughters: Aleyamma, Sosamma, Mariamma, Annamma, Susamma, Ammini and Aachiamma. Aleyamma is married to C.P.Cherian, Cheruvattur, Dindikal. Sosamma died at the age of 6. Mariamma is married to Georgekutty, Kollanethu, Mavelikkara. Annamma is married to P.J.John, Pathakkattil, East Othera. Susamma is married to K.V. Kuriene, Kalloor Thazhchayil, Anjalithanam. Ammini is married to George, Kavunkal, Karunagappally Aachiyamma is married to P.V.Chacko, Poovathil, Puliyoor.

M.M. MATHEW(Mathukutty):

Was a very popular Homeo Doctor. Wife Aleyamma was the daughter of Varkeyechan, Kurumthottickal, Kozhencherry. Aleyamma died on 6th July 1977 and Mathukutty on 2nd May 1996 and both were buried at the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church.

Two sons: Joseph Mathew(Joy) and M.M. Varghese(Varghesekutty)

Two daughters: Mary and Elsey.

Mary is married to A.C. George, Santhalayathil, Chullimala, Chengannur. Elsey is married to George Mathew, Enattu, Anicad.

Joseph Mathew (Joy):

Main occupation is agriculture. Wife: Thankamma is the D/o Koshy Mathew, Kuriyilodickal, Pulikeezhu. Two sons: M.J. Mathew (Saji) & Biju Joseph and One daughter: Mollykutty. Mollykutty is married to Zavier, S/o M.P. Antony, Moolayil, Iringalakkuda.

M.J. Mathew(Saji):

After education working in a company in Bombay. Wife Ivey is the daughter of M.P. Paily, Melethu, Moovattupuzha. Ivey is also working in Bombay as a Nurse.

Biju Joseph:

is working in Bombay. He has served as Secretary to Maret Kudumbayogam.

M.M. Varghese(Varghesekutty):

After Education, he worked in a Company in Kozhikodu and afterwards he took up a job in the Gulf. Back from Gulf he started Stock Broking and now running his own Establishment called JKV STOCK AND SHARES affiliated to Cochin Stock Exchange.

He is a very hard working and entrepreneurs person, even from young age, and he deserves appreciation, that because of these qualities he earned a lot of financial assets and properties, unlike many others of his age. He is now running an establishment called "JKV" Stocks & Shares, affiliated to Cochin Stock Exchange & JRG Securities Ltd.

Wife Leelamma, daughter of K.V. Thomas, Ayikkolil, Pandanadu was also working as a nurse in the Gulf.

One Son: Mathews,One daughter: Lincey


is pursuing for MBBS.


Lincey is married to Sam Koshy (MBA), son of Koshy Pappachen, Grace Villa, Kundra and working at Overseas. They have one son


Main occupation was agriculture. Wife Annamma is the daughter of Oommen Panicker, Maranattu, Kundara.

Two daughters: Sali and Lalamma.

Sali is married to Ipe, Ilavumkal, Mallappally.

Lalamma is married to Reji Samuel, Kankalil, Nangiarkulangara.


After education he was working in the Integral Coach Factory, Madras. He was still with IFC when he died on 7th Dec. 1978; Body was brought home and buried in St Stephna’s Orthodox Church. He was one of the co-founders of Kallooppara Syrian Convention. Wife Kochumariamma is the daughter of Thomas, Plakeezhu, Puramattom. Two sons: Roy and Santhosh. Roy is taking care of the household affairs and Santhosh is working in ICF, Madras.

M.M. JOSEPH (Thampy):

Main occupation is agriculture. Wife Thankamma is the daughter of Avarachan, Kulathakkal, Punnackattu, Kozhencherry. One Son, Binu, is working in Bombay after education.

M.M. EAPEN (Kunjappan):

He left for Bangalore at a very young age and was working there. Further information not available.

M.M. PHILIPOSE (Achankunju):

After education he took up job in Bhopal Chemical Limited and continued there until retirement. Wife Ammini is from Kochuveettil, Chennithala. Now he is back home for a happy retired life. Only son Joji


is working in Baroda.

N. JOSEPH (Thampachan):

Main occupation is agriculture. He has actively served Maret Kudumbayogam in various capacities such as Secretary, Vise-president, Treasurer etc.

Wife Mollykutty is the daughter of K.E. Varghese, Kottupurayidathil, Keekkozhoor.

One son: Jaz Joseph and one daughter: Janzey.

Jaz Joseph:

Is working in Bombay after education. Janzey is a student.

M. M. VARGHESE (Keevarchan):

During the First World War, he was in military service and had been to places like Masappottamia, Syria etc. Came back and joined the Travancore Police Cadre and continued till retirement, as a very efficient Police Inspector. Wife Kunjamma is the daughter of Kochoyichan, Kaliyickal, Kollakadavu. Keevarichan died on 20th July 1970 and Kunjamma on 20th May 1996 and buried at the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church. One son: Rajan Maret and three daughters: Molly, Kunjoonjamma & Baby. Molly is married to Shevalier and Advocate George Varghese Kannanthanam, Chengannur. Kunjoonjamma is married to George, Valiyakalayil, Kuriyannur. Baby is married to Joy, Vadakkethalackal, Mavelikkara.


Was a very popular volleyball player. During his college days he was the leading player of Mar Thoma College Team, Tiruvalla which won many university and state-level matches. The ground-breaking “Smashes of Maret” were the talk of the time among students and teachers alike. His organizing and leadership qualities in addition to his charming personality were so much inspiring to his innumerable friends!

From the times of the "Vimochana Samaram" he was involved in active politics. He was in the field of business and Buss Services for a few years and later taken up job in the Gulf. Came back home and was taking care of family matters. He was also member of Kallooppara Panchayath and a member in the Kallooppara self financing Engineering college committee.

Rajan Maret died of a heart attack on 10th Nov 2007 and buried at the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church.

Wife: Remani, D/o T. J. Paul, Thacheril, Mannar.

One daughter: Renu is married to Maj. Dr. Sunil Mathew, s/o Pappachan, Kalladal, Mavelikkara.

M. M. ABRAHAM (Oonnoonni):

He was serving in Indian military MES Division as Superintendent. Kunjamma D/o. Ippechan from Theveril was the first wife. No children in this marriage. Second wife Achamma (Kunjamma) D/o. A.C. Mathew is from Appakkottu family, Mallappally. One son: Mathews Abraham Maret (Babu). Oonnoonni died at the age of 60 on 16th January 1966 and Kunjamma on 11th March 1997 both at Madras and were laid to rest at the Kilpauk cemetery, Madras.


He has studied in Madras Christian College, Usmania University and in Marthoma College, Thiruvalla before he took his post Graduation (MA). He was an outstanding sportsman and an all rounder. He has worked as Purchase Manager in Travancore Electrochemicals, Chingavanam. Now he is the Director of an Exporting Company in Madras. He was the President of The Lions Club, Tiruvalla for a long time. Wife: Stell (Anu) D/o. T. C. Mathew (Excise Asst. Collector) is from Thengummadathil family, Thiruvalla. She was the president of the Lioness Club, Tiruvalla. One son: Abraham Mathews. Two Daughters: Asha and Meera. All are students.

M. M. MATHAI (Mathaichan):

He was the undisputed person and the main driving and unifying force behind Vadakkethalackal Central Kudumbayogam as well as Maret Shakha Kudumbayogam for their revival and reactivation whenever there was a slowdown in functioning on various counts. He initiated means and ways and advised and encouraged the family members to follow the most appropriate and uninhibited practices at all times and his contributions as such will ever remain fresh in our minds.

He was a very popular person in Kerala Politics and was accepted by all political parties alike. During his studentship he joined the youth wing of Indian National Congress and became a very active participant. He entered the active political arena through his involvement in the Agitations of Christian, Ezhava and Muslim minority communities for their rights and social justice.

At the age of 22 he started practicing as a lawyer in Tiruvalla. Because of his full time involvement in the state congress and the political struggles and agitations thereafter he could find only very less time for his practice, hence he was known as an accomplished politician all the time. Having actively participated in the Indian Independence Movements and the associated agitations, he was imprisoned five times. In various political cases though he was punished and meted out rigorous imprisonment for a period of five years, he was released after two and a half years in jail.

After independence though he returned to his practice as a lawyer, he started vigorously involving in promoting Trade unions. Pumpa River Factory Workers Union, Central Travancore Motor workers Union, Eastern Estate Workers Union are a few names of the many Trade Unions for which he was the life and soul

He was elected three times to THIRUKKOCHI and KERALA Legislative Assemblies from Kallooppara Niyochakamandalam. He has been member of many Government Advisory Committees such as Maracheeni Advisory Committee, Post and Telegraph Advisory Committee, Library gradation Committee, Yogic Advisory Committee etc. In the organizational sphere he has worked in various positions such as Taluk Committee Secretary, DCC Secretary, DCC President and Legislative Assembly Party Executive Committee Member etc. for a numbers of years.

He kept his commitments by finding time for maintaining his agricultural and Business interests in spite of his busy political schedules. The Kallooppara Syndicate Bank is one such establishment for Chits, Banking, Contract works etc. for which he was the chairman.

He has also made his presence felt in Educational and Religious fields. Pathanamthitta Catholicate College Governing Body Member, Kallooppara Syrian Convention General Secretary etc are some of the other positions he graced during his life.

In recognition of his Esteem Services to the Nation he was awarded the "Thamrapathra" and granted Central Government Pension. He was also granted the State Pension for the Legislative Assembly Members.

Towards mid Nineties, due to deteriorating health conditions he detached himself from all his busy schedules and started leading a quite life. He was our Kudumbayogam Rekshadhikari till he died on 15th February 1997 and buried at St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church Cemetery and he will remain in the mind of all for ever.

His first wife: Mariamma was the D/o. Mathan Vydyan, Thaditharayil. In this marriage, he had one son: Mohan and one daughter; Leelamani. Kunjamma D/o. Chandikunju, Kodiattu, Tiruvalla was his second wife and had two sons in this marriage; Shaji Mathai and Jose Mathai.

Leelamani is married to Thomas Mathew, Azhakitharamannil, Sankaramangalam, Eraviperoor.


He had Post Graduation in Arts and Business Administration. He was in United States for a number of years. Came back to Kerala and leading a quiet life in Cochin. His wife Dr. Anney (P H D), D/o. N. G. Chacko, Arappurackal was also in United States and now back home. They have no children.


He is the Principal of The Oil Refinery Higher Secondary School, Baroda. His talents in general and oratorical abilities in particular are well known, like his father. He was the President of Maret Kudumbayogam Youth Wing.

Wife Saley (M Sc. B Ed) .D/o George Kutty, is from Mattackal Puthukkeril family, Niranam. They have one son: Arun and one daughter: Merin.


He was Secretary of Maret Kudumbayogam and President of Vadakkethalackal Youth Wing for some time. After education he left for United States and is still working there.

His first wife Mini (M A.), D/o. Poulose, Chittezhathu, Arakkunnam, son Mathew Jose and daughter Jaima Mary met with a tragic car accident in America. The bodies of all the three were brought home and laid to rest in the cemetery of St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church, Madathumbhagam North, Kallooppara.

His second wife Beena and daughter Bekky are with him in the photo.