Former Additional Chief Secretary of Kerala, D Babu Paul died early Saturday at a private hospital here.
He had been admitted to the hospital last Friday for heart related ailments.
Babu Paul, a noted administrator and writer, was 77 and leaves behind a son and daughter.
His wife had predeceased him in 2000, family sources said.
The mortal remains would be taken to Kurvillangad in Kochi for the funeral to be held on Sunday.
Before being appointed as the additional Chief Secretary from 1998-2000, the IAS officer had also served as the Vice Chancellor of Kerala University, Transport Commissioner, Chairman, Cochin Port Trust, Finance Secretary among others.
His Autobiographical Service story 'Katha Ithuvare' was published in 2001.
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