Thiruvananthapuram: Famous quiz master Dr Abraham Joseph died of a heart attack at a private hospital in the state capital on Saturday. He was 60 years old.
Joseph was a professor and head of the English department at Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram. He retired in 2018.
Joseph’s body will be brought to his residence at Ulloor in the capital on Sunday at 4 p.m. and the funeral will be held at Mar Ivanios Vidya Nagar Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
He was a member of the Vaidyan Veedu family in Chengennur. He was the son of the late Abraham Joseph, former director of the Children’s Encyclopedia, and Susan Joseph, former principal of the Mar Theophilus Training College.
He has run several national and state quiz programs. He was the Quiz Master of Malayala Manorama’s ‘Ente Malayalam’ competition.
He is survived by his wife Nisha Achi Thomas (teacher at St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Pattom) and three children.
Children: Dr. Indu Susan Abraham (gynecologist, Idukki GOvernment Medical College), Thara Susan Abraham (student), Megha Mary Abraham (student)
Son-in-law: Dr. Bijoy V Alias (MD student in Cardiology Department, Kottayam Medical College)