Kochukunju was born in Edayaranmula. His parents were very poor. He had six sisters and a brother who passed away very young. He married at the age of 12 and his wife was only 9 years old. His mother died when he was 15 and father died five years later.Read more
Laka St. Thom Marthoma Church, Edayaranmula is one of the oldest historical and prominent parishes of Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church, which is believed to be established by St. Thomas, the Apostle of Jesus Christ in 52 C.E. St. Thom Church is presently part of Chengannur-Mavelikkara Diocese. It is the largest parish in the diocese. The Church stands as a living monument of effective Christian witness and commitment. It carries the legacy of 125 years. Laka St. Thom Marthoma Church had its humble beginning in the year 1888 C.E.
Parama Christanithwm, Paramanentha Kristya Jeevitham. (Joyful Christian life), etc. are some of his many books published. But the most appreciated work was his many Christian devotional songs that are enjoyed by Christians of Kerala even today. His songs written in Malayalam, brought hope and happiness to many lives. He wrote a book named Aasawaasa Geethangal (Songs of Consolation) in which 210 of his songs were included.
"ആത്മാവു നക്ഷത്രഗോളങ്ങള്ക്കപ്പുറം കര്ത്താവിനെ എതിരേല്പാന് പോയിരിക്കുന്നു. എന്റെ കര്ത്താവിന്റെ വരവില് ദിവ്യ കൂടിക്കാഴ്ചയില് എല്ലാവരുമായി കണ്ടുകൊള്ളാം......."