Fr George Kannanthanam – Founder, Sumanahalli Society


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He is a unique citizen who has reached out to the most marginalized groups in society, those afflicted with leprosy, HIV and disabilities, and also orphans, street boys and juvenile delinquents. The 800 houses were constructed for the rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons in different parts of Bangalore. Fr. George has also won the much deserved National Award for Rehabilitation of The Leprosy Patients in 2003 from the Govt. of India.