|Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt|
|Title||Bishop of Palai Diocese in Syro-Malabar Catholic Church|
He was born at Kayyoor. After his school studies, he joined the Good Shepherd Minor Seminary, Karoor for the ecclesiastical studies. He was ordained priest on 2 January 1982. After having served as the assistant parish priest at Aruvithura and Ramapuram, he was sent to Rome for higher studies in 1984. He secured his doctorate in theology from the Gregorian University, Rome. Then he started teaching at the St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor. Following the resignation of Mar Joseph Pallikaparampil, he was appointed as the third Bishop of Palai on 18 March 2004, while serving as the president of the Paurastya Vidyapitam. He was ordained Bishop by Mar Joseph Powathil and was enthroned by Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil on 2 May 2004 at the St. Thomas College grounds, Palai.