Msgr. Antony Patrao was born on 10-12-1901 in Mangalore. He Studied at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore. Later he joined St. Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu, Mangalore. He was ordained a priest on 03-12-1927. He was appointed as Parish Priest of Mai De Deus Church, Puttur on 08-10-1939. He became a household name in Puttur as he dedicated himself for the welfare of the people. He was a great philanthropist and visionary.
He Founded following institutions in Puttur :
- Mai De Deus Primary School
- St. Victor Girls’ High School
- St. Philomena High School
- St. Philomena College
- St. Victor English Medium School
- Fr. Patrao Hosptial
After leading a useful life dedicated wholly to the welfare of humankind, Msgr. Patrao left for the Heavenly Abode on 14-05-1975 at the ripe age of 74 years.
May God grant him Eternal Rest.