Yet another Loss to Patna Province: Death of Fr. Ashish

Fr. Ashish was admitted in Kurji Holy Family Hospital, Patna on 24 January 2016 after he had a fall on the steps at the entrance of St. Xavier’s, Patna at about 5.40 pm that day. Though he was conscious for a few minutes after the fall, soon he began vomiting, went into a coma and did not regain consciousness thereafter. At the suggestion of the neuro-physician, Fr. Ashish was taken to Udayan Hospital, Patna on 26 January 2016; the CT scan showed that Fr. Ashish had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. The Lord welcomed His priest-servant into the heavenly abode at 9.25 am on 30 January 2016.

Deep interior life and quality contribution to Hindi Catholic literature are two major aspects of the life of Fr. Ashish and these two were integrated into a unified reality in him. His experiences of teaching Hindi to Novices and Juniors for two years in XTTI, a decade-and-a-half in education ministry and a decade in pastoral ministry were rich resources that nourished the two major aspects of his life.

                                                                                               MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!