Mr P M Raju(63) from Northwood in Middlesex, passed away on 14th February, after fighting for his life in intensive care unit since becoming infected with COVID-19 about a month ago at Royal Brompton Hospital. 

Mr Raju was an Executive Director and a Senior Manager at Bristol Labs, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire. He has been with the company since its formation in 1997.

He was born at Parakode in Adoor, Kerala and belongs to Puthenvilayil family. 

He was a dedicated member of the Indian Orthodox Church in Hemel Hempstead near London and had served as the Diocesan Council Member of the Diocese of UK-Europe and Africa.

Indian orthodox church members are devastated by the news. 

“An absolutely heartbreaking time for the Indian Orthodox Community” a social media post of the Church group said.

Diocesan Bishop Dr Mathews Mar Thimothios Metropolitan of the Indian Orthodox said:

“No words can describe how sorry I am for his parting from this world. He always stood as a pillar on my right side for all my missions of the Diocese. A person we always depended on occasions of trouble and hardship. We could visualise the big void his departure created for the Church and for me in person.”

“He was indeed a gentleman, truly genuine person, honestly faithful, a man with no frills attached and a person who is trustworthy.”

May the soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

Family:

Wife: Grace Raju

Children: Hanson and Benson

Daughter in Law: Jisha

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