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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.
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  • Saturday, February 20, 2010

    Lt Gen K Balaram

    The sad demise of Lt Gen K Balaram is indeed an irreparable loss to the corps in particular and the Indian Armed Forces in general.

    My first cousin Wg Cdr KSS Rajan (now late) and the general were close friends and classmates when both of them were studying in the St Joseph's college at Bangalore Cantt. They used to pass through our house in the heart of the city on their way to the college. Their families were neighbours at Ranga Rao Road Shankarpur Basavangudi. Although i was 2 years junior in age i always admired Balaram for his erudition, scholarly bearing. He and my cousin were in the college cricket team too.
    He was declared first class first from the Madras university when he got his BSc degree.

    Although i too was commissioned in to the corps of signals in 1949 my contacts with him have never been official. We only met at Bangalore whenever we three happened to be on leave. Knowing how forthright he was, i kept away from any contact in the then Infantry School Mhow when i was a student in the SO course and he a DS.. i always admired his professional ability and straight dealings.. i am sure the Sterling qualities of gentleman and outstanding abilities as a general were appreciated by the army as a result of which he was accorded the status of vice chief of army staff when he was the AG at the Army HQ.

    May God grant courage and fortitude to the members of his family to withstand the irreparable loss. Let us all pray to the Almighty God to bestow everlasting peace to the departed soul.
    Col N S Dwarakanath AVSM

    Words fail to express my condolence on the sad demise of Dear Revered Lt Gen K Balaram,PVSM. Thorough gentleman, philosopher and a very caring guide for all of us. He has left behind lot for us to follow his ideals.

    May the departed soul rest in peace , May GOD give the family and all of us courage to face this irreparable loss . I had the privilege of serving with the General Officer as his GSO3 ( Int ) at HQ 15 Corp 1974-75.
    Lt Col Suresh Sarine (Retd)