His Grace was born on 8th April 1965 as the son of P. T. Mathunni Panikkar and the late Kunjamma Panikkar, of Ambipoyka Kaleelil Plavila Thekkethil (Sibu Bhavan) family. His Grace took his degree from University of Kerala, G.S.T. from Old Seminary. B.D. from Serampore University and M.Th. and D.Th. from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. His Grace got the certificate in pastoral counselling from the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 1997.
His Grace was ordained as a deacon in 1987 and as priest in 1989. His Grace was the director of the Holy Trinity Centre in Thiruvananthapuram. His Grace worked as professor and registrar in the Holy Trinity Theological Seminary. His Grace was the Programme Secretary at Sophia Centre, Kottayam. His Grace has served as Vicar in many parishes in the Thiruvananthapuram and Chengannoor Dioceses.
His Grace was the Vicar of Kadeeshtha Church, Kundara and the chaplain at Old Seminary. His Grace has also served as Professor and Dean in Kottayam Theological Seminary, Registrar of Divya Bodhanam, Professor of F.F.R.R.C., Chief Editor of Malankara Sabha Magazine, Publisher of the magazine Purohithan, Member of the Editorial Board of Bethel Newsletter, Member of the council for the diologue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
His Grace has to his credit five books and many articles. His Grace is a brilliant speaker and mentor in meditation. His Grace was ordained as Ramban on 4th December 2008 at Parumala. He was elevated to bishophood on 19th feb 2009.