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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, November 4, 2009

    Maj TM Krishnan

    Dear Signallers,
    I am sad to inform you about the demise of Maj TM Krishnan, Signals. The only information available to me is as received vide the email of Brig Sarathy appended below.

    I request Signallers at Chennai to kindly get more information about Late Maj TM Krishnan and forward to me.

    Kindly also inform the nearest Signal Unit/ HQ, who in turn be requested to inform the Dte Gen of Signals.

    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.

    In sorrow -
    Chander Kamboj.

    From: Brigadier Sarathy
    Dear Kamboj Sir,
    You may or may not have received the news about the sad demise of Maj(Retd) TM Krishnan (Signals) yesterday(02 Nov 2009) at about 0900 hrs in the morning in Apollo hospital here in Chennai after cardiac arrest
    His full name is Thayyari Madabusi Krishnan. He was SO2 Signals in Tezpur (4 Corps) in 1969. The cremation was over on 02 Nov itself. No other details are available.
    Brig Sarathy (Retd)

    Obituary: Maj TM Krishnan (Retd)- Published in the Hindu dated 03 Nov 2009
    Our beloved Father passed away on 02 Nov 2009
    May his soul resst in peace
    Ranganatan and Shoba (Son and his wife)
    Chithra and Prasankumar (daughter and her husband)
    Kalpana and Aswanth (daughter and her husband)
    Mrs. Rathi Krishnan (Radha), W/o. Major T.M. Krishnan passed away on 28 Aug 2009.
    (inserted by Son, daughters and Grand children)

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    Lt Gen ID Verma

    The passing away of Lt Gen ID Verma (Retd), PVSM, former Signal Officer-in- Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant on 30 Oct 2009 has left a great void amongst the Corps fraternity. He was Signal Officer-in- Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant for nearly five years from 1966-71. Joining the Corps in 1940, he superannuated in 1971.

    General ID Verma made remarkable contributions to the Corps and the Army with his vision and stellar qualities. He had great ability to influence events with his towering and genial personality. Corps of Signals was able to get a hand on Electronic Data Processing with his persuasive efforts. He also geared up the Corps to a high peak for
    1971 War against Pakistan.

    He was a thorough bred gentleman with suave disposition and compassion for all. Popular amongst all ranks and his peers, it was always a pleasure to meet him. The General was a role model for all.

    The last rites for the General were performed in a befitting manner by the Corps at Brar Square, Delhi Cantt. The Chautha ceremony at New Delhi on 2nd Nov at Lodi Road was a sober and very dignified indeed. The stage was beautifully decorated with flowers and a large portrait of the General. The Kirtan and the brief but very emotional speeches by General's son and daughter made everyone's eyes moist. Hundreds of Signallers as also friends and relatives of the Family attended the Chautha.

    General ID Verma leaves behind a great legacy. He will always be
    remembered for his contributions to the Corps, professionalism, great personality and friendly disposition. His was a father figure for the Corps for many years after superannuation.

    May the departed soul rest in peace and Nimmi Ji and the Family bear the immense loss with fortitude.

    Harbhajan Singh
    Lt Gen (Retd) PVSM
    Signal Officer-in -Chief and Senior Colonel Commandant 1988-91

    Sunday, November 1, 2009

    Lt Gen ID Verma

    General Verma was the Commandant of the School of Signals, Mhow, when I attended the Young Officers’ Course commencing in January 1958. I served under the General again, when he was SO-in-C and I was posted as the first GSO II in the newly formed Signals 9, during the mid 1960s.

    It was a pleasure to work at the Directorate during that time, when innovations and new practices were coming in, enabling the Corps of Signals to take the lead in the introduction of computerised procedures into various functions at Army HQ – all managed with such finesse, by the SO-in-C, in the face of strong competition from other quarters!

    I have fond memories of those times– of General Verma’s benign hand on the tiller as we progressed from strength to strength, culminating in the establishment of the EDP Centre at Signals Enclave, with the late Brigadier Sandy Sunderam as the first Commandant.

    My wife, Major (Dr) Helen Diwan, as she then was, also knew General and Mrs Verma well, as her patients. She used to be the MO at the Armed Services MI Room, in New Delhi, during the mid to late 1960s.

    We were very saddened to learn of the passing of Lt General I D Verma earlier today, 30th October 2009. We understand bereavement in the family only too well! Helen was widowed in 1964 when her husband, the late Major Mohan Diwan, was killed in Nagaland – and, more recently, in August 2009, we lost our son-in-law to a sudden and massive heart attack.

    Helen and I offer Mrs Verma our most sincere condolences.
    Major Ossie Pereira (Retd)

    Lt Gen ID Verma

    We pray for peace to the departed soul and share the bereavement of the family.
    Vijay Mehra

    It was with a sad heart that I attended the funeral the former SO-in -C, IC 404 Lt Gen ID Verma. He was the Commandant of the then School of Signals, when I landed in Mhow as a YO in 1955. Despite the very short notice Signals gave a befitting farewell to the General, with most of the former So-in-C's, Lt Gen P Mohaptra, AVSM, So-in -C and other senior serving and retired officers, ladies and relations present at Brar Square cremation ground.
    Brig lakshman Singh