Rev. Fr. Christopher Becker, SDS
Fr. Christopher Becker SDS, who served as the Apostolic Prefect of the Catholic Mission of German Salvatorian missionaries in Assam from 1905 to 1915. Christopher Becker SDS was highly learned in the cultural anthropology, linguistics, geography and botany of India, especially its northeastern regions. His work The Catholic Church in Northeast India 1890-1915 is an invaluable source of information on the history and culture of the native people of Assam. It demonstrates the positive role of the Catholic missionaries as promoters of education and protectors of the rich cultural heritage of the northeastern Indian indigenous population.