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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, January 31, 2011

    Brig Yeshwant Desai

    The passing away of Brig Yeshwant Desai is a big loss to the Corps and for those who served with him or knew him. He was an outstanding officer and a thorough gentleman. He had great poise, polished manners, was soft spoken, very mature.. He never got flustered or excited what ever the circumstances. He was also very friendly and approachable.
    Brig Desai was a World War II veteran. I had the privilege and pleasure to serve with him when he was Chief Signal Officer 33 Corps in early 1970s. I hold him in very high esteem and feel very sad that he is no more with us.
    Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Desai and family members. May God rest the
    departed soul in peace.
    Lt Gen Harbhajan Singh
    Signal Officer-in-Chief and
    Senior Colonel Commandant 1988-91

    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    IC-978 Brig Yeshwant Desai, AVSM

    29 Jan 10.
    Dear Signallers,
    I am sad to inform you about demise of IC-978 Brig Yeshwant Desai, AVSM (Retd), on 29 Jan 2011.
    He died of heart attack.
    Next of Kin
    Mrs Suhasini Desai, Wife. - 09818496544
    C-68, Defence Colony, New Delhi - 110024
    Electric Crematorium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, at 1700h on 30 Jan 2011.
    Please see email received from Dte Gen of Signals, appended below.
    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", may kindly send it for being posted on our weblog -
    The Shradhanjli be kindly emailed to - Col James Kanagaraj, The Moderator at -
    In sorrow -
    Chander Kamboj.

    From: sigsadm
    Sent: 29 January 2011 18:07
    To: CS Kamboj
    Subject: Demise of Retd Signal Offr
    Dear sir,
    We regret to inform the sad demise of IC-978 Brig Yeshwant Desai, AVSM (Retd) on 29 Jan 2011 at New Delhi.
    Details of illness: Heart Attack.
    Next of Kin: Mrs Suhasini Desai(Wife)
    Children: Ms Jyotsna Desai(Daughter) and Mrs Mekhala Singh (Daughter)
    Date and time of Cremation : Electric Crematorium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 1700h on 30 JAN 2011.
    Other Information about Officer
    1. Date of birth: 09 Jan 1924.
    2. Date of Seniority: 12 May 1942
    3. Date of retirement: 31 Jan 1976
    4. Date of demise: 29 Jan 2011
    With warm regards
    Lt Col AS mankoo
    Dir Sigs Adm