Well, when I originally saw Abdur's new avatar, I thought I'd drop him a private message to let him know he had chosen my bishop and family friend. He had originally asked me to post some information about him publically, but I didn't know how to go about it out of the blue, so I just gave him an incident I remembered hearing. But since he's brought it up, I guess I can fill in the details.
In India, bishops are treated with great respect. Among the ways this is shown is by either buying them a really classy car for their personal use, or by driving them around in such. So, for instance, a diocese might buy its bishop a Mercedes so that the bishop's secretary (usually a young deacon) could drive him around. If this is not possible, then someone with a classy car like that would drive him around on important duties. So if the bishop was going to visit one of the parishes in his diocese on a Sunday, someone from that parish with a nice car would pick him up and drive him to and fro. Of course, who wouldn't get used to this sort of regal treatment? So now it is common for our bishops to ride around in style, and some almost expect it or take it as a given.
Many years ago, before my father married my mother, he was waiting for a bus in India. Lots of people ride the bus in India, but it is not usually the chosen means of transportation for "higher ups" who generally prefer to ride in style befitting their status (even priests can be seen driving around in nice cars or on nice motorcycles in their white cassocks). So imagine his surprise -- and admiration -- when he saw this very bishop walking to the bus stop, dressed exactly as you see him in the picture, and waiting there with him -- a common man -- so that they could both take the bus to their respective destinations.
My father never forgot that, and when the bishop was assigned here, he was happy about the new appointment. He is a very simple man. He fasts pretty much daily, not taking in more than he needs to both sustain himself and keep his diabetes in check. He does not sleep at night, and so he sometimes looks tired during the day. What is he doing when he's not sleeping? Look at his hands...they are calloused from the many hours (sleeptime, for most of us) which he spends fully prostrate in prayer. Very traditional, he is, but also very modern. He promotes our language, but is not afraid to use English even more than some of our priests, knowing that the second generation here is the future of the Church in this country. He makes himself available to the youth in particular. He is always on the road visiting one church or the other. When someone is sick, he'll go visit them personally (this happened twice with my father, and after he died, he came to visit us at home, not having been present for the funeral because of a meeting of the Holy Synod). Under him, quite a few young men of my generation have been ordained to the diaconate and are pursuing the priesthood, and there are quite a few who are also interested in this. I even hear of plans for a seminary here, which was never thought of before him.
These are just some things about him. I don't really have time, nor would I know what to talk about, to go into more depth. But maybe these things will be enough to give you a better picture of who it is Abdur has in his profile. Maybe his example is one your own Churches have. He's not the greatest of administrators (then again, what true monk ever wanted to be in charge of things?), but he has what our Churches and people need most of all: life-transforming holiness.