Former Additional Chief Secretary and noted writer Dr D Babu Paul passed away on Saturday morning.
He was 78.
He was hospitalised and was in critical condition till Friday night following an infection.
An engineering graduate and a civil servant, Paul authored nearly 30 books on several subjects including theology. His ‘Vedasabda Ratnakaram’ is the first Bible dictionary in Malayalam. He has also won the Kerala State Sahitya Academy Award.
Born on May 29, 1941, at Perumbavoor, Paul secured 7th rank in the civil service exam in 1964. He was a known orator who spoke about literature, politics, spirituality and service stories satirically. He opted for voluntary retirement in 2001.