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About our Founder - Mr. Richard Hickling

Mr. Richard Hickling, who arrived in Chikkaballapur in the year 1892, played a significant role in the development of health care system of Chikkaballapur .

The London Mission Society and its missionaries began their operation for the overall development of the people of Chikkaballapur Taluk during the year 1882. Mr. Richard Hickling's contribution for the society in terms of educating the rural population was tremendous and remarkable. He spent more than 40 years in India and he is considered as the Master Evangelist who was an influential preacher and his Kalakshepam style of preaching over shadowed the other Missionaries & Christian workers who came after him.

Mr. Richard Hickling - the founder of CSI Mission Hospital.
Mr. Richard Hickling, the Master Evangelist, who was not medically trained & his insight in to the needs of the people, especially the women dying in labor, grew as urge in him to persuade the Lonodon Mission to built a hopsital in Chikkaballapur. In pursuit to his constant effort, the first stone for a 60 bedded Hospital was laid in the year 1909 by the London Missionary

"The medications that prescribed will run out, the patients who received treatement will be healed, the health care problems once addressed may recur, but the love of GOD will never cease".

Mr. Richard Hickling, though had no medical degree understood the growing need of a health care transformation in the rural areas of Chikkaballapur, spread awareness among people to experience healing through the advance medical system rather than depending up on the traditional treatment.

Mr. Richard Hickling

The founder of CSI Mission Hospital


 Dr. Leslie Robison

Dr. Leslie Robison, a Doctor from Scotland and the last Missionary of the London Missionary Society, arrived in India during the year 1966 and he spent 33 years serving the people of Chikkaballapur by treating the needy and poor. He was a true Christian medical missionary who felt the call to serve abroad early on in life learned the heart language of the people better and was fondly addressed by people as "Duraikaru".

In his 33 years of outreach service, developed an evangelical approach in treating patients and trained the local health care professionals how to share their faith in a healthcare setting. He was well known for his remarkable contributions for the treatment & cure of patients with Leprosy and treated them with bare hands. In his works, he embraced the Gospel and lived a true Christian life which was an inspiration to the rest.

For his determination and dedication towards the health care services & treatment of the people of Chikkaballapur, in October 1996 the British Government honoured him with the Medal of Order and he received this prestigious award from Queen Elizebath.

Dr. Leslie Robison

Mrs. Betty Robinson

Mrs. Betty Robinson, who was an embankment of support to her husband, Dr. Robinson throughout his mission for 'healing the sick'. While her husband treated patients, she ensured to work with the local farmers to procure healthy food grains and vegetables for the patients, counselled the Women Society about the importance of improving their health, spread awareness among the villagers about the modern medicine rather than following the traditional treatment.

People around Chikkaballapur treated her with respect and gratitude for her selfless care and work for the improvement of their lives. She created positive changes among the women community and gave credibility to women's capability for professionalism and leadership.

Mrs. Betty Robinson

Dr. Cecil Cutting

Dr. Cecil Cutting, a visionary in medical science, who was a catalyst for training new healthcare missionaries and worked in hands with other executives of mission organization doing healthcare ministry in Chikkaballapur and nearby places. 30 years of life in Chikkaballapur lead a way for the sustainability and development of the CSI Mission Hospital and his specialized knowledge in the treatment was highly appreciated by people of all levels.

Although Dr. Cutting received the medical degree, he determined to utilize his medical skills in the mission rather than in his home Country.

Dr. Cecil Cutting

Dr. Cecil Cutting

Sr. Morch, The Missionary Sister of the Holy Spirit, who spent 30 years of her life and helped the struggling people of Chikkaballapur. She also took on a role managing the School of Nursing and taking on duties as a Nursing Superintendent.

She worked towards a goal of encouraging the younger group to take up health care profession and also played a role in establishing trust between the hospital and the populations it served. She was also concerned with making medical care more accessible for the poor.

Sr. Lisbeth Morch


Dr. T.V. Campbell

Dr. T. V. Campbell, a British Christian missionary who arrived in India during 1913 and became a great support during the transition phase of the CSI Mission Hospital. He was known for his sensitivity towards the Indian culture and zeal for evangelism. Under his guidance & supervision, many of the health care Professional came forward for the development of the Hospital. During his 6 years tenure, he played a vital role in creating awareness in the rural population about adopting and following modern medicine.

Dr. T. T. Thomson

Dr. T. T. Thomson, a British Physician who came to India during 1922 to serve as both a medical and religious missionary to the people of South India.

His passion for religious mission work and care for the underprivileged was remarkable and lead way for many others who followed him. He spent 10 years supporting the CSI Mission Hospital.

Dr. Keith I. Graham

Dr. Keith I. Graham, a medical missionary, who was committed to a lifetime for treating the people of all levels, emphasized an approach to patient care that focused on preventative care and public health, humane treatment, and consideration for the whole patient, entailing concern for physical, spiritual, and intellectual needs. With his dedication and determination, he created positive changes among people and the society at large.