//Fr. Sushil Kujur, SJ (DUM) 1962 – 2021

Fr. Sushil Kujur, SJ (DUM) 1962 – 2021

Sushil Kujur was born on 29th November 1962, in Pinhi village, in the Diocese of Raingarh in Chattisgarh State. He joined the Society of Jesus for the Santal Region in 1985 at Jisu Jaher, Dudhani, Dumka. He was ordained Priest in 1999. Fr Sushil was a pleasant person to deal with, simple, cordial, sensitive, compassionate, and hard-working. He inculturated himself and laboured well in the Santal Region. His prayer life and devotion to the Eucharist enabled him to be open to superiors and companions and to be always available for mission. His first assignment after ordination was as minister of Jisu Jaher Novitiate in Dudhani, a duty which included looking after the material needs of the community and care of the house and property. In 2002, Fr Sushil was appointed minister, director of the boys’ hostel and assistant pastor in Hathimara parish. Two years later, Fr Sushil moved to Majlispur in West Bengal to become assistant headmaster of St Ignatius Higher Secondary school and director of the boys’ hostel. After completing his tertianship in 2006, Fr Sushil worked as assistant headmaster and hostel director at St John Berchmans in Mundli, Tinpahar; director of boys’ hostel at Mariampahar; Father-in-charge of the fledgling mission of Purana Kesari, near Dumka; in-charge of Jibonpur mission and first director of the new mission of Jirulia. In 2020, Fr Sushil became the parish priest of Chilimpur. At the beginning of April 2021, Fr Sushil tested positive for COVID-19 and began treatment in Mission Hospital at Dakaita. He was put on oxygen and seemed to have weathered the crisis. However, his health took a downward trend and Fr Sushil surrendered his generous soul to God on 24th April 2021. His body was taken to Jisu Jaher and laid to rest in the Province’s cemetery. May God grant him Eternal Rest

Paul Aquilina, SJ