Jude Mangalraj’s family has a long association with the business of automobile repairs and service in Abiramapuram. In 1968, his father launched this business locally.
Today, Jude is the boss and serves clients who make a long list.
Jude is also an active member of the local Catholic Church : the one on St. Mary’s Road.
He channels his social service as a member of St. Vincent de Paul society, a worldwide body with units in many a church.
Recently, Jude Mangalraj was chosen to head the Society in India.
“Though is an administrative position I want to motivate existing units and get more launched,” he says even as he oversees the shifting of his workshop called Mangalam Motors.
Active parishioners in Mylapore zone’s Catholic churches know him well: because he is deeply involved in supporting projects for the less-privileged people and addresses issues that bother parishes.
Currently, he and colleagues are hoping to locate and buy land to create a new cemetery for Christians – the space in the graveyard on St Marys Road ( which is under the Chennai Corporation) now hardly any space to bury the dead.
- Photo here is of Mangalraj with archbishop Rev. George Antonysamy of Madras-Mylapore diocese.