Bp. Gratian Mundadan CMI is the founder of Ashadeep Centre for the Disabled. He was born on 15 May 1933 in the parish of Puthenpally in the Archdiocese of Eranakulam – Angamaly. His Holiness Pope Paul VI appointed him the Bishop of Bijnor on 26 February 1977. He was ordained bishop on 6 November 1977 by His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Parekattil in Kerala and was installed Bishop of Bijnor on 8 December 1977 by Archbishop Dominic Athede OFM (cap.) of Agra. After 38 years of pioneering service in Bijnor he was relieved from the office on 14 August 2009. Ashadeep is one of the dream projects of Bishop Gratian.