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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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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    Col MV Mogi

    It is regretfully intimated that COL (RETD) MV MOGI, (June 1974 commissioned), expired at Bhopal today ie 29 Sep 2009.
    1. Year of Commission Jun 1974
    2. NOK Mrs Nanda (Wife)
    3. Cause of Death/Date Heart Attack, 29 Sep 2009
    4. Cremation: BAILHONGAL(KARNATKA). Tentatively on 30 Sep 09 or 01 Oct 09. Body flown to Home Town from Bhopal.
    Yours sincerely,
    Lt col Mukesh Sharma, Retd

    Saturday, September 26, 2009

    Lt Kuldeep Chaudhary

    Kuldeep Chaudhary always knew that he wanted to be an army officer and started working towards his one and only goal in his early days. He was brave, courageous and very hard working individual. It is hard to believe that he achieved so much in so little time.
    Kuldeep we will always remember you and you will always stay with us in whatever we do. You were and will always be our strength.
    May god give the jasba of desh bhakti and selflessness, like yours, to every soldier of India Army.
    We salute you every moment of our life and miss you.
    love- family and friends
    thank you and regards,
    Deepak Singh
    (Deepak Singh is elder brother of Lt Kuldeep Chaudhary and son of Lt Col B P Singh)
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    Monday, September 14, 2009

    Lt Col Manjit Singh

    It is sad to learn about demise of Lt Col Manjit Singh at a comparatively young age. We served together in 26 Inf Div Sig Regt, his first unit, during 1971 War, where among others, I was catapulted for six months from SODE-27. He was quite tall, lean built and had a very endearing personality. We never served together thereafter, but had an occasional pleasant encounter recalling our association.
    I offer my sincere condolences to the bereaved family and pray that God Almighty gives them strength to bear with the irreparable loss.
    Brig Kirpal Singh Grewal (Retd)

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    Lt Col Manjit Singh

    I am very sorry to hear about the demise of Lt Col Manjit Singh. He was my batch mate and we did the YO'S course together.He was a kind and likeable person.I did not have much contact with him thereafter, as I was invalided out of the Army in March 1981.

    I pray to God Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to his family to bear this irreparable loss.
    Kind Regards,
    Captain Mahesh P Nair (Retd)

    Brig SK Pal Chaudhary

    Brig SK Pal Chaudhary occupies a distinct place in my heart. An unassuming, competent, confident senior who encouraged ordinary mortals like me to express oneself without fear or favour and stand up to what is right. I came close to him since both of us landed up in Tac Wing, immediately after wedding and had our first children almost at the same time. Thus it was a family friendship. Vasanta and Ela got along wonderfully, sharing their experience on the unknown waters of uniform, married life and motherhood. Mona and Shobha enjoyed each others company in their early childhood.

    So when I received an email from Col VL Narayan, it was a rude shock; between the couples who were then serving the alma mater ( Pal & Ela/VLN & Shankari/Sathesan & Uma/Nat & Vasanta) Pal is no more.

    What cannot be cured has to be endured. MAY THE NOBLE SOUL REST IN PEACE. May GOD give strength to Ela & Mona.
    Brig G Natarajan, Signals

    Monday, September 7, 2009

    Lt Col Manjit Singh

    Dear Signallers,
    I am sad to inform you about the demise of Lt Col Manjit Singh, Veteran (Date of commission 06 Sep 1970, date of seniority 03 Nov 1971). He breathed his last on 05 Sep 09, at his home in Bhatinda.
    Next of Kin: Mrs Ranjit Kaur- wife Son- Aman, Daughter- Anshoo.
    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" for Late Lt Col Manjit Singh, may kindly send it for being posted to our weblog -
    The Shradhanjli be kindly emailed to - Col James Kanagaraj, The Moderator at -

    In sorrow -
    Chander Kamboj

    Saturday, September 5, 2009

    IC 10059 Maj (Dr) R Thiagarajan, MBA (DU), PhD

    Thiag was commissioned in Corps of Signals on 15th Dec 1957. His performance in Military College as a direct entry cadet earned him the appointment of JUO.
    His dogmatic determination to uphold the highest values of the Corps of Signals and the writing in Chetwode Hall found himself hounded out of Uniform, he prided himself in. But his thoughts helped to enrich the nation to the (then) revolutionary concepts of computers and IT.
    As an Instructor at School of Signals, his concepts and teaching techniques found appreciation of all the officers’ who attended courses. His impartiality, willingness to share knowledge won him respect. He took time off in teaching through out his able days, whether it be, telecom, automation, IT, networking, management or culture and thus won well wishers in all walks of life.
    He was one of the first to do computer course in Statistical Research Institute Calcutta, where Mr Mahalanobis took a liking to his genious.
    His honesty, sincerity, impartiality, fair play, discipline and highest state of signalman ship was not in tune with the then CO 25 IDSR. He had a tough time and was moved to Eastern sector. There his over exertion told on his health and he landed in JCEC. He was not a file pusher and started craving for soldierly activities.
    While serving in JCEC he happened to give a talk on automation. Prof MGK Menon (Secretary to GOI/ Cabinet Minister/ and etc) was present and took an immediate liking. MGK rang up Def Secy next morning and asked for the services of Thiag in his dept. MS branch applied their standard formula of QR etc. There was a lull. About a month later MGK bulldozed and the very next day Thiag found himself standing before him.
    He retired from the Army on completion of 20 years of Service.
    He was the brain behind automation in India. He lectured and demonstrated networking even prior to the concept entered our borders. He was ably guided and encouraged by Maj Gen A balasubramaniam, Brig VM Sundaram and others. Prof Yashpal encouraged him and Seshagiri took his assistance to establish NIC.
    Mr Seshan involved him in Planning Commission.
    During these periods he found himself invited by international organizations on automation and IT to conduct seminars/present papers/participate in discussions and toured world wide touching every person and city that had interest in computers/IT.
    He found himself guiding the likes Nadar, WIPRO, CSI, ministries, universities.
    Mr DY Patil and one Mr Kulkarni in Maharashtra took a lot of help from him.
    He set up a management training institute with blessing from Shri Shankaracharya of Shringeri Mutt.
    His untiring hard work took a heavy toll and he was almost bedridden by the time he reached his date of retirement.
    He retired at Addl Secretary level in Ministry of SC & Tech.
    He never showed any favours. Even he did not use his clout to settle his children and expected them to grow up on their strength. They struggled for admission to colleges, get jobs, and even to get their passport. He has two daughters and a son who are all married and well settled.
    Brig G Natarajan (Retd)