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Dear Members of the Corps of Signals fratenity,
With grief we are posting details of our colleagues who leave for their heavenly abode. We request members to forward their "shradhanjali". Kindly share with us the photographs, fond memories and association.
We await tributes from associates/ course mates for publication.
Blog Team

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  • Monday, October 27, 2008

    Lt Col Avatar Singh

    Lt Col Avtar Singh TOT was a great Signaler, Officer and Gentleman. Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Avtar Singh and Family members on his passing away. May God rest the departed soul in peace.

    Avtar was one of the senior TOT. Technically very proficient, dedicated, dependable and innovative. He was also very polite, always smiling and cheerful.

    Lt Col Avtar Singh belonged to a generation of our mechanics who were pioneers to take on the repair and maintenance of Radio, Carrier, Line Equipment, when the British Signalers left as a result of India gaining independence on 15 Aug 1947. They shouldered the responsibility admirably indeed.

    Lt Col Avtar Singh along with a few more were sent to UK for training as Foreman of Signals and he as also his colleagues took on challenging assignments in Army HQ and Command Signal Regiments as also at MCTE.

    The services of Lt Col Avtar Singh and set of Foremen and TOsT of that era need to be recognized and eulogized by the Corps.

    Harbhajan Singh
    Lt Gen

    Friday, October 24, 2008

    Lt Col Avatar Singh

    Dear Signallers,
    I am sad to inform that SL-66 Lt Col Avtar Singh, Veteran Signaller, left for his heavenly abode on 13 Oct 08.
    We pray to Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to all near ones and dear ones to bear this irreparable loss. Next of Kin Mrs Dalip Kaur (Wife)

    Those of you who have known Col Avtar Singh, may kindly like to write a "Shradhanjli" for him and send it for being posted on our weblog.

    In sorrow -
    Chander Kamboj.

    Dear Sir,
    We regret to inform you the sad demise of SL-66 Lt Col Avtar Singh, (Retd) on 13 Oct 2008.
    The particulars of offr are as under:-
    1. IC No, Rank & Name : SL-66, Lt Col Avtar Singh, (Retd)
    2. Name of NOK : Mrs Dalip Kaur (Wife)
    3. Date of Birth : 01 Mar 1924
    4. Date of Commission : 11 Jan 1954
    7. Date of Retirement : 01 Mar 1984
    8. Date of Demise : 13 Oct 2008, 1230 hrs (A/N)
    9. Place of Cremation : Beriwala Bagh, Subhas Nagar, Crematorium, New Delhi.
    10. Date of cremation : 14 Oct 2008 at 1400hrs
    11. Children:
    (a) Mrs Inderjeet Sethi (Daughter),
    (b) Mr Jagmohan Singh (Son)
    (c) Mrs Raminder Kaur (Daughter)
    (d) Mrs Maninder Kaur (Daughter)

    Lt Col AS Mankoo
    Dir Sigs Adm

    It is sad to learn about demise of Col Avtar Singh. One of the finest soul I have come across in my life who extended great respect to his peers, equals and subordinates. He was a work horse. His first attraction was always 'SIGNALS'.

    Please convey our deepest condolences to Mrs Avtar Singh and his children and we pray to the Almighty God to grant them strength to bear this abominable loss. We miss a seasoned veteran.


    Kindly convey our condolences to Mrs. Avtar singh and her children on the sad demise of their husband/ father. Avtar served under me years back.
    May his soul rest in peace

    Israel Jayakaran, Colonel, Sigs, Chennai

    Tuesday, October 7, 2008

    Sam and Ghini Mehta

    My wife and I had the privelege of knowing Sam and Ghini Mehta when we were posted together in the School of Signals (now MCTE) Mhow in the mid- fifties. They were a very likeable and warm- hearted couple. Ghini brought good cheer to any social gathering and I remember her with a smile on her face always. May God bless her soul.

    M S Sodhi
    (Former SOinC)

    Thursday, October 2, 2008

    Ghini Mehta, wife of Late Lt Col Sam N Mehta

    Dear Signallers,

    I am sad to inform you about the sad demise of Mrs Ghini Mehta, wife of Late Lt Col Sam N Mehta. She left for her heavenly abode on 01 Oct 2008.

    The Uthavna (last Parsi rites) will be held at 4.00 PM, on 03 Oct 08, at Delhi Parsi Anjuman, Delhi Gate, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi.
    Next of Kin: Shri Behram Mehta

    We pray to Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to all near ones and dear ones to bear this irreparable loss. Those of you who wish to write a "Shradhanjli", kindly email to:

    In sorrow-
    Chander Kamboj.
    PS - I have not been able to ascertain seniority of Late Col Sam N Mehta. All I am told is that he was very senior Veteran Signaller.

    Dear Chander,

    Col Sam Mehta was a very senior veteran of WW II vintage. He was psc and in 1958 he was 2iC of 19 Inf Div Sig Regt first under the then Lt Col RNR Sawney and then under JV Pinto. I would put his commission date some time in 1943/44.

    As I recall he served as Lt Col in the personnel dte of AHQ during 1960 onward. Later he was in the then School of Signals (c 1965 and subsequently DCSO in PH&HP area in Ambala during c1967.

    Col Sam Mehta was a thorough gentleman, very erudite and a soldier of the old school. Ghini Mehta was a very affectionate lady, perfect housewife and a devoted mother. The young officers were always welcome in their home.

    Those who came in contact with the Mehtas can never forget them. Sam Mehta passed away a few years back. His last rite service was attended by a large number of veterans and serving officers. Gen Sethna paid rich tributes to him then.

    Kind regards,
    Maj Gen VK Khanna