Rt. Rev. T. B. D. Prakash Rao, former Bishop in Krishna Godavari Diocese of the Church of South India was called to the eternal glory yesterday (30.5.2018) in Hyderabad. Rt. Rev. Prakash Rao had served as the fourth Bishop of the diocese for twenty years (1981- 2001). Prakash Rao earlier led the Bible Society of India Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary from 1976 through 1981 especially during the period when common language translations into vernacular languages were being undertaken by the Bible Society of India throughout the country. He was the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Andhra Christian Theological College, Hyderabad. He was a leader with great ecumenical vision.
Mrs. Krupa Veni, the wife of Bishop Prakash Rao who was a strong support to his ministry, passed away last year. Bishop Prakash Rao is survived with two sons- Mr. Sunil Prakash and Mr. Sudhir Prakash and a daughter- Ms. Rebecca Shanthi.
The funeral service will take place at CSI-Wesley Church, Ramkote at 9 am tomorrow (1.6.2018)
Most Rev. Thomas K. Oommen; the Moderator of the Church of South India, Rt. Rev. Vadapally Prasada Rao; the Deputy Moderator, Rev. Dr. Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda; the General Secretary, and Adv. Robert Bruce; the Treasurer, expressed their deep condolences to the bereaved family.