A typical member of the Tamil race, Dr. Azariah, who is the first Indian to become a Bishop, is an outstanding figure in Christian life in India. His father was an Indian clergy-man working with the Church Missionary Society, and he himself has been an Indian Y.M.C.A. Secretary, Secretary of the National Missionary Society of India, and a member of the Executive of the National Christian Council of India. He was made a Bishop in 1912, and many white missionary clergy work under him. He has visited England on two occasions, when he became known as a striking speaker and preacher in English.