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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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  • Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Brig AS Apte

    26 Feb 10.
    Dear Signallers,
    I am sad to inform you about demise of Brig AS Apte, Signals Veteran, on 26 Feb 2011, at Secunderabad. He had been ailing for some time.
    Next of Kin: Mrs Apte, (Regret first name not known), Wife – Phone - 040-27112585. B-138, SainikPuri, Secunderabad-94.
    I had the privilege of serving under Brig Apte twice. In first tenure with him I was Sublatern A Sec in 26 Inf Div Sig Regt and he was our Company Commander. In second tenure he was commanding the 36 Inf Div Sig Regt at Saugar and I was OC 115 Inf Bde Sig Coy at Dhana.
    He was very kind hearted and thorough in professional knowledge. He was very quick in giving decisions and always supported the decisions taken by his subordinates.
    Please see email received from Lt Gen SRR Aiyengar, 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 this weblog -
    The Shradhanjli be kindly emailed to- Col James Kanagaraj, The Moderator at - reportmysignalblogspot(at)
    In sorrow -
    Chander Kamboj.

    From: ranga aiyengar
    Sent: 26 February 2011 20:46

    Dear Chander,
    It is with deep sorrow that i wish to convey the news of the sad demise of Brig AS Apte (Retd). He had been ailing for some time and died at approx 1630 hrs on Saturday, 26 Feb. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter (married).
    With deep sorrow
    Lt Gen (Retd) SRR Aiyengar