Kochi:Kerala’s first endocrinologist and teacher Dr. Zachariah Thomas, 81, passed away. Chengannur is a family member in Otikandam. Former Congress leader and lawyer C. He is the son of Thomas and Shoshamma. After graduating from Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, he worked as a teacher and medical superintendent in Alappuzha, Thrissur and Kottayam Medical Colleges. Nigeria, UK, UAE He has also worked in the field of medicine. Regularly authored papers in international journals and medical research conferences. Wife: Dr. Rachel. Kothamangalam is a family member in Manjummekudi. Children: Dr. Marina (USA), Dr. Ann (USA), Dr. Lisa (UK). Nephews: Dr. Vineeth (USA), Jacob (USA), Dr. Jimmy (UK).Burial at Chengannur Thittamel Trinity Marthoma Syrian Church later.