Bengaluru: Fr Ronnie Prabhu SJ passed away due to cancer at St Philomena Hospital at the age of 75, here on August 18.
Fr Ronnie Prabhu, SJ
According to sources, Fr Ronnie Prabhu SJ was suffering from cancer. He was diagnosed with terminal abdominal cancer in January 2015. Earlier in May, he had undergone surgery at Narayana Hradayalaya. He had a tough time since and was admitted to the hospital two days ago.
He passed away at 6.45 pm at St Philomena Hospital. He was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit and was under observation.
Funeral will be held on August 20 at St Jospeh’s College Chapel at 9:00 am, Bengaluru and the burial will be held at Mount St. Joseph Jesuit house at Bannerghatta.
The affable Jesuit priest, who was ordained in 1970, has always been in some or the other position of authority and responsibility – as Director of some works, as superior, Rector or Provincial. He was the former rector of St Aloysius College and former provincial of Karnataka Jesuit Province. One of his favourite projects has been inter-religious dialogue, for which he has worked tirelessly.