Rev Fr Mathew Pulickal S.J. was one of the most admired, respected and loved priests of Loyola. Even though he never headed the school as Principal, he was the star of the 1980s and early 1990s, a period which any Loyola historian is likely to call the Age of Fr Pulickal.
Fr Pulickal passed away in his sleep on 2 November 1998, at Calicut.
In the past, Loyolites have discussed him on the Web, in their blogs as well as on Orkut. To complement such efforts, here is a double-post tribute to him, in the week of his anniversary.