Yuhanon Mor Meletius was born on 4th July 1954, the first-born child of M.J. Markose, a farmer and a social worker, and Saramma Markose in Ezhakaranad, Ernakulam district, Kerala.
His Holiness Baselius Marthoma Didymus I has entered eternal rest at 7.35 pm on May 26th 2014. He loved and cared for me so much. When H. H. Baselius Marthoma Mathews II bava thirumeni decided to resign, called H.H.and said that it was H.H. turn to take the throne of St. Thomas, H.H. in turn at 11 in the night called me up and said, "aboone I need a unique name., there are too many Thomas in the sky". I told H.H. "we will find one thirumeni" The name I suggested 'Dydimus' became H.H's official name. H.H. asked me to assist H.H. in Angamali diocese which I did for eight months.