Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral PJ Jacob dies

A file photo of retired Vice Admiral PJ Jacob.

Bengaluru: Former Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral PJ Jacob (Rajan, 82),  passed away at his residence here on Sunday.

Vice Admiral Jacob assumed office as the vice chief of the naval staff on March 31, 1998 and served in the position until February 28, 2001.

He was a recipient of the Param Vishist Seva Medal, Ati Vishist Seva Medal and the Vishist Seva Medal. Vice Admiral Jacob had also been the Director General of the Indian Coast Guard.

Besides holding key operational and training positions in the navy, he also served in the National Security Advisory Board to the Prime Minister.

He was a member of Valiyaveedu family, Chathannur. He is survived by wife Salga and children Captain Vivek Jacob (merchant navy) and Adv Deepak Eapen Jacob.

The funeral will be held at Kalpalli Cemetery after prayers at St. Gregorios Orthodox Cathedral on Hosur Road on January 25.

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