D. Babu Paul

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Dr. Daniel Babu Paul IAS
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Born (1941-04-11) April 11, 1941 (age 76)
Nationality India Indian

Dr. Daniel Babu Paul IAS (born April 11, 1941) is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service and was a member Ombudsman for local self-government institutions of Kerala during 2000-01. He retired in the rank of Chief Secretary.

Currently he is a member of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).

He is one of the most well respected people in Kerala. His wife Anna Babu Paul (1943-2000) was the former president of YWCA Trivandrum and secretary of The Trivandrum's Women Club. She was also the member of Censor Board of Film Certification.

Offices held[edit]

Babu Paul held the following offices: Vice Chancellor of Kerala University; Lecturer in Civil Engineering; Additional Chief Secretary in the rank of Chief Secretary of State [1998-2000]; First Member, Board of Revenue, and Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism, Information and Cultural Affairs, also in the rank of Chief Secretary; Principal Secretary to Govt, Tourism, Information & Cultural Affairs [1996-1998]; Second Member, Board of Revenue, in charge of Land Revenue and Transport Commissioner Secretary to Government, General Education [1988-96]; Chairman, Cochin Port Trust [1984-88]; Finance Secretary, Kerala State [1982-84]; Secretary to Government, Transport, Fisheries and Ports [1980-82]; Expenditure Secretary, Kerala State [1979-80]; Chief Executive, State Road Transport Corporation [1977-79]; Managing Director, Travancore Titanium [1975-77]; Project Coordinator, Idukki Hydel Project & District Collector [1971-75]; District Collector, Palakkad [1970-71]; Managing Director, Handloom Development Corporation[1968-70]; Sub Collector Assistant Collector [Under Training]. He is currently a member of Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.


Babu Paul published his first book at the age of 19. The book ' Oru Yathrayude Ormakal' was written in memory of his trip to Europe to participate in the International Student's Conference.His Autobiographic Service story 'Katha Ithuvare' was published in 2001. He is the writer of the first Malayalam Bible Dictionary 'Veda Sabda Rathnakaran'. He has written various other English and Malayalam books.


Babu Paul received numerous awards for his Bible dictionary, ' Veda Shabda Ratnakaram. The following are them: Honorary Doctorate from Damascus St. Efraim University; Gundert Award presented by International School of Dravidian Languages for the best dictionary in Dravidian language; Guruvayoor Nair Samajam Award; Alexander Marthoma Award; N V Sahitya Puraskaram; Samskara Deepam Award by Indian Institution of Christian Studies, and a fellowship conferred by the same; Christian Literary Award

The other awards received by Babu Paul are: Kerala History Association Award for ' Queen's Story' which is the history of Cochin port; Sophia Award for the total contribution in the field of culture; MAGA Award from the Malayali Association for his contributions to the cultural development of Kerala; M. K. K. Nair Award for exhibiting interest in temple arts; Bar Eto briro Award (The highest a lay man can aspire for in the Syrian Orthodox Church, the only recipient in India); Rajiv Gandhi Award for his excellence in Civil Service


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