Thomas Philip alias Roy was born on 21 -3 -1953 at kodukulanji chengannur as the only son of Thomas Philip ( kunjukunju) an Chinamma at maliyechel thaadiyil kodukulanji a sub family of VAYALIL KUDUMBOM.
He studied at CMS UP School and HS Kodukulanji, Christian College chengannur,
University College of Law, Nagpur and Madurai Kamaraj University. He took his degrees in BSc (Chemistry ), L L B and MA ( Public Administration) from Kerala, Nagpur and Madurai Kamaraj University respectively.
He entered in politics in his early days of stuides at High school level. He was the unit president of KSU fron 1968 to 1970. He was elected Kerala University Union councillor during 1973-74 and then elected college union chairman of christian college chengannur ( 1974-75).
He also actively participated in the work of National Students Union of India at Nagpur and was actively involved in politics as the office bearer in local and district level Youth Congress and Congress party. He enroled as a advocate in 1981 and practiced as an advocate at Chengannur and Mavelikara courts. .He was appointed NOTARY PUBLIC from 1992 onwards by the state government. He was elected member of the Orthodox church- Syrian Christian Association Managing Committe ( 1992-2002) and also a member of the director board of the catholicate and MD schools corporate management consisting of more than 80 schools.
In 2004 he was appointed as the member of the Kerala Public Service Commission, a constitutional post for the period 2004-2010. He was the 88th member of the Kerala PSC since its beginning as Travancore Cochin Public Service Commission. .
He is married to Sally Eappan d/o Eappan, Mulleliathu Karipuzha, mavelikara and have two children Thomas Malleckal and Priya Elsa philip