Rev. Fr. Irudayaraj Savarimuthu (1959 – 2016)
Fr. Irudayaraj was born on 26th January, 1959 at Irudayakovil in the state of Tamilnadu, India to late Mr. Sebastian and Mrs. Sebastiammal. He was the eldest of the four children in the family with 2 brothers and 1 sister.

He made his temporary vows in the Company of Mary on 31st May 1983 and studied philosophy and theology at Dharmaram Vidya Ksethram and completed his graduation at Christ University, Bangalore. He was admitted to make his perpetual profession after seeing his sense of belongingness to the Company of Mary and his sensitivity to the needs of the poor. He made his perpetual profession on 29th June 1991. He was ordained as a priest in the Company of Mary on 28th December 1992 by Rev. Edward Francis, the bishop of the diocese of Shivagangai, Tamilnadu, in his home town.