Dr. Fr. Roby

Dr. Fr. Roby Kannamchirayil CMI

Our Director

Chavara Cultural Centre, Delhi, under his able leadership and guidance, has evolved into a strong secular cultural hub in the capital city of India.

About our Director

Dr. Fr. Roby Kannamchirayil, CMI (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate), is a Catholic priest in the Syro-Malabar Rite from Kerala, India. He is a prominent figure renowned for his outstanding contributions to education, inter-religious dialogue, art, music, and cultural interactions. He serves as the Director of the Chavara Cultural Centre in Delhi, India. He had been serving as the secretary to the Dialogue and Ecumenism Commission of Kerala Catholic Bishop Councils (KCBC, 2011–2017).
On the global stage, Dr. Fr. Roby represents an NGO at the United Nations. His 25 years of experience and leadership in the field of dialogue extended to assuming the role of Secretary General of the World Fellowship of Inter-Religious Councils (WFIRC) from 2008 to 2021, during which he organised six World Assembly of Religions in different parts of the world.
For his unwavering efforts in promoting peace, harmony, and inter-religious dialogue, Fr. Roby has received prestigious awards, including the URI Asia-Pacific Region Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 and the ‘Vishwa Shanti Padmam’ (Lotus of World Peace) from the World Yoga Community in 2019 in New York. These accolades underscore his global impact as a peace advocate.