Raphael Cheenath was born on December 29, 1934, and died on August 14, 2016.
He was the archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, India.
Cheenath was ordained as a priest of the Society of the Divine Word on September 21, 1963.
He was appointed the bishop of Sambalpur, India on February 28, 1974.
Raphael Cheenath was appointed as archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar on July 1, 1985, and retired on February 11, 2011.
Raphael Cheenath passed away at 81 years old.