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K C Varghese


NRI, K C Varghese came to Doha in 1977 where he took up employment with telecommunications Cable & Wireless Company. He worked for about 20 years in the Gulf as a freelance journalist and as part of his journalistic duties, travelled extensively all over the world and attended several important world events like the Madrid peace conference, many Arab-Israeli conferences, GCC conferences, post Gulf-war scene, Middle East and North African summit etc.

Varghese was a founder-member of the Indian Community Benevolent Fund (ICBF) and went on to become its vice-president and its head of medical aid. He was chairman of the Indian Cultural and Arts Society (Incas), chairman of the advisory board of the Qatar Syro Malabar Cultural Association, a member of the follow-up committee of Norka and president of the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC). His initial involvement in social as well as cultural activities was at a time when such involvement was banned in Qatar.

Varghese became a leader among the large Malayalee community here and deeply involved in philanthropic activities by helping the needy, like housemaids, workers and Indians placed in deportation centres. Varghese made efforts to organise food and other necessities for these people in their times of distress.

At the age of 13, during his student days, he was very much outgoing and became the president of Malayala Manorama, Kunnam unit, Mavelikkara. He entered the stormy world of politics through campus activities and served as the President of Kerala Students Union for some time and later became President of Block Youth Congress Committee in Changacherry only to progress towards the leadership of Trade Unions in Kottayam district.
Staff Reporter




  • K C Varghese, Chairman of the Indian Cultural and Arts Society, (Incas) died in Doha on May 26.
  • He leaves behind his wife Aniamma, daughters Sreeja, Dr Preethu and Divya and son-in-law Thomas.