Thiruvananthapuram: Dr B Umadathan, forensic surgeon and former medical education director, passed away here on Wednesday. He was 73. He breathed his last at KIMS hospital here.
The last rites will be performed on Thursday at 11 am in his residence.
He joined medical education department as tutor in 1969. He served as Forensic medicine professor in Govt. Medical Colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thrissur.
Dr Umadathan also served as Govt medico legal expert and consultant, medical legal advisor of Kerala Police, Medico legal consultant to Libya govt.
He also penned science articles and books on criminal investigation. His books include ‘Police Suregonte Ormakurippukal’ and ‘Kuttaneshathile Vaidyasasthram’.
He retired from service in 2001.