The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), learns with a sense of great shock and sorrow the passing away of Methodist Bishop Dr. Taranath S. Sagar on 19-10-2015, Monday night, at the Mallya Hospital in Bangalore. The GCIC joins the large number of his admirers in India and abroad in mourning the sad demise of Bishop Taranath and prays to God to grant unto him eternal rest. The GCIC also expresses its condolences to the members of the bereaved family of Bishop Taranath. Bishop Taranath was a great well-wisher of our work for the welfare of the Church in India. Besides being Bishop of the South India Regional Conference of the Methodist Church in India, he also occupied a number of very important positions in the Methodist Church in India, Asia and the world at large.