Bishop Cotton Boys’ School principal John K Zachariah dies

Zachariah took over as the principal of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School in 2010, prior to which he was the principal of Cathedral Composite Pre-University College and High School.

Published: 25th June 2018 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2018 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: John K Zachariah, Principal of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, passed away after a brief illness that affected his kidneys and lungs, at Manipal Hospital on Sunday afternoon. Three days later, on June 27, Zachariah would have turned 58.

John K Zachariah

He is said to be the only principal of the school to have died while still in service.  He was in the hospital since last week and was on dialysis. He was also said to be on the ventilator. Although he was showing signs of improvement on Saturday, he breathed his last at 2.53pm on Sunday afternoon, doctors said.

He was admitted to the hospital a week ago after he complained of pain in the leg and drowsiness.“Dr Sudarshan Ballal and his team have done their best. As a Church, we pay our respects to a man who had an impact on many,” said Bishop Rt Rev Prasanna Kumar Samuel.

Zachariah took over as the principal of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School in 2010, prior to which he was the principal of Cathedral Composite Pre-University College and High School. “He has served as a principal in the institutions of Church of South Indian (CSI) for the last 23 years,” the Bishop added.

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  • Shalini

    Nobody can replace Mr.Zachariah a wonderful person have ever seen , down to earth.
    3 months ago reply
  • Dhruv Shastry

    He was very kind
    4 months ago reply
  • Jagannath D.K

    RIP SIR reyal we all missing u sir.
    4 months ago reply
  • Manojs

    He was a formidable man of considerable stature and authority
    4 months ago reply
  • Adelaide

    Dear Sir
    4 months ago reply
  • UDay Varma

    I find the heading of this post very crude and disrespectful. I am sure that might not have been the intention. I feel you could have put the title in the same line as the beginning of the post "Passed Away" or some other polite way. It would be more sensitive to your readers who were close to the person.
    4 months ago reply
  • charles

    No principal can replace his position as a Principal
    4 months ago reply
  • Sajith Pillai

    R..I.P Sir...
    4 months ago reply
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