A decade after he was declared blessed, Devasahayam Pillai was conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at the Vatican around 2.30pm on Sunday.
The canonisation of Devasahayam Pillai, the first Indian layman to be conferred sainthood, will be held at the Vatican on Sunday.
Nilakandan went on to learn Tamil and Malayalam, and landed a job at the Travancore Kingdom palace.
The canonisation of Blessed Lazarus, popularly known as Devasahayam Pillai who was a Catholic for just seven years, will be held at the Vatican on May 15, 2022.
Devasahayam Pillai, a Hindu converted to Christianity in the 18th century, will become the first Indian layman to be conferred sainthood.