By Bijay Kumar Minj
Hundreds of mourners yesterday braved heavy rains to attend the burial of world renowned Indian evangelist, who championed the cause of persecuted Christians in Muslim and communist countries.
Peramangalam Porinju Job, who was known as India’s Billy Graham, was buried at York Cemetery, New Delhi.
Job died of heart attack Aug. 19 in Hungary where he had gone on a preaching mission.
K. O. George, a long term associate of Job, said the evangelist was a great friend of the voiceless and the helpless.
“Job was like a friend in tough times, he had solution for all problems,” he told ucanindia.in.
Job began working as an evangelist in1963, especially among the persecuted Christians in communist and Muslim countries.
He was the president of International Christian Association founded by Rev. Richard Wurmbrand, a Romanian evangelist who opposed communism. He joined the organization that works for persecuted Christians the world over 33 years ago.
His preaching mission had taken him to 129 countries.
He is survived by his wife.