Sethu was born in Chendamangalam. a village in Ernakulam district, in the year 1942. A place of great historical importance, Chendamangalam was the abode of the famous Paliathachans, hereditary Prime Ministers of the former Maharajah of Cochin. On the hillock at Kottayil Kovilakom, on the banks of the confluence of the three rivers, there is a Krishna temple, a Christian Church, a Mosque and a Jewish Synagogue, all within a radius of 1 Km, depicting the communal and cultural harmony of the area.

The remains of the Vaipikkotta seminary built in the 16th century by the Portuguese are still to be seen here. Adjacent to the seminary is an old Syrian Catholic church, where the remains of the first printing press of South India established by the Jesuit priests could be seen.

Sethu had his school education at the well known Paliam High School at Chendamangalam, which celebrated its centenary recently. He took his Bachelors’ Degree in Physics from the Union Christian College, Aluva, at the age of 18.

Then started his long journey into the outer world, an endeavour to explore new vistas of experience, aiming at the elusive peaks of excellence, in different areas of activities.…