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was born in Coonoor (India) on September 9, 1953. My parents were Samuel and Annamma Oommen, and I grew up in a family of nine. We were not wealthy but I had a good and happy childhood.

I am grateful to my parents who gave me a good upbringing, and worked hard so that I could have a good education.

My brothers and sisters are : Annie, Philip, George, Susan, Sukumar, Alex, Fred and Tom. I am the eighth in the family - younger to Fred by two years.

Tom passed away a few years ago and I miss him!

most important person in my life is, of course, my wife, Lulu Elizabeth (Kail). I met Lulu in 1975 when I was doing my Masters' in Bangalore. This is how she looked then!! And now...




We were engaged in 1978 and married on May 17, 1980.

Here are Lulu's and my beaming faces.







We have eleven children: Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah, Joseph, Benjamin, Ruth, Esther, Timothy, David, Jonathan and Joshua.

We are an unusually happy family. The individual families are given below in the chronologial order of their marriages.

Rebecca got married to Arne Christensen on March 31, 2007.


Joseph got married to Janet Stryker on March 23, 2013.



Rachel got engaged to Fabian Schwarz on March 26, 2013.



To view the smiling faces of the family (during the various years) click here.