I.D. Paul passes away

KOCHI JAN. 28. I.D. Paul, noted sports journalist, passed away at a city hospital here on Monday evening. He was 77.

`IDP', as he was popularly known, began his career in sports journalism with the Statesman in Delhi before moving over to the Indian Express. He was the sports in-charge of the Indian Express in Kochi till his retirement in 1985.

`Off the cuff', his crisp weekly column in the Indian Express was quite popular in Kerala in the early seventies and eighties. He was one of the founding members of the Kerala Sports Journalists Association which has condoled his death.

He is survived by his wife Jessy and three daughters Fatima, Vinita and Annie. The funeral will be held at the Our Lady of Fatima Church, Elamkulam, at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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