Eminent scholar, writer and former additional chief secretary D. Babu Paul has passed away.
He was 78.
During his illustrious career, Babu Paul held several key posts including member Ombudsman for the Local Self-Government institutions and vice-chancellor of the Kerala University.
At present, he was serving as the independent member of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.
An avid reader and orator, Babu Paul penned several books and authored well-read articles in magazines and newspapers.
He earned a reputation for authoring 'Veda Sabda Retnakaram', a Bible dictionary.
His autobiographical service story 'Kadha Ithuvare' is a huge hit.
(with news agency inputs)