Rev Fr Xavier, who is serving as the chief Parish priest for the Divine Nagar Parish at St Kulanthai Therasaal Church passed away yesterday at around 9 PM.
He went to Velankanni and conducted 6AM Tamil mass there in the main church on 8th of this month.
He came back to Hosur yesterday at around 7PM driving back in his car.
It is said that, people waiting for him, found him tiered. Later at around 8 PM, he has called his cook and complained that he has some breathing problem.
At around 8.15, he asked for water and drank. He himself boarded a vehicle to reach Gunam Hospital in Hosur and parishioners residing nearby accompanied him.
At the hospital doctors checked his pulse to be very low. Little bit later, he was pronounced dead.
Today morning at 7AM, holy mass was conducted at Hosur.
Last rites will be performed at 3PM in Dharmapuri.
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