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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, June 22, 2011

    Col Devender Sharma

    Dear Sir,
    It is my sad duty to intimate demise of our course mate Col Devender Sharma, Corps of Signals today (19 Jun ) at Fortis Hospital NOIDA. He was afflicted with Cancer of Liver since last one year. Devender was commissioned in Technical -2 Course from OTA, Chennai on 14 March 1971. His date of birth is 01 Jul 1946. He is survived by his spouse Mrs Meera Sharma and their two sons who are working in USA. They can be contacted on 08800136610 and 08800138713. The cremation is taking place at Bulandshahar today. All officers of NT SS-10 and Tech-2 offer their condolences to the bereaved family and pray to The Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the family to bear this irreparable loss.
    Maj Gen CD Sawant (Retd) CEO, CFESPL

    Lt Col R Narasimhan

    Deeply regret to hear the sad demise of Lt Col R Narasimhan Retd ( Signals);
    An officer two decades senior to me.
    In those days a Lt Col enjoyed more powers, status and previleges in the society than todays Lt Gens.
    In spite of the gap that existed due to the then prevailing formality, the Colonel managed to leave a deep impact on the signallers, he served with. I owe a lot to senior officers' like him, for developing the values and discipline that is so very important for a soldier.
    We pray for the departed soul to rest in peace.
    It will be with pride that his wife, son, Brig S Rajagopalan, Daughters, daughter-in-law and grandchildren will remember the very close association they had to be a part of him.
    May GOD give them strength to carry forward his mission.
    Brig. G. Natarajan, Retd, Signals

    Saturday, June 18, 2011

    Lt Col R Narasimhan

    17 Jun 10.
    Dear Signallers,
    I am sad to inform you about demise of Lt Col Narasimhan, a Signals Veteran. Col Narasimhan was DCSO Madras Area during the early 1960s. He passed away on 13 Jun 11, at Chennai. He was around 93 years of age.
    Col Narasimhan is survived by wife, son, Daughters, daughter-in-law and grand children.
    I am also sad to inform you about the demise of Dr (Mrs) Sarada Malhotra, wife of Col SK Malhotra (20 NDA/29 IMA). She probably passed away on 4th Jun 2011, at Delhi. Col SK Malhotra is settled in Sainik Vihar, New Delhi. We pray to Almighty to give peace to the departed souls and strength to all near ones and dear ones to bear these irreparable losses. 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.
    1. Please read email received from Brig VA Subramanyam appended below for more details.
    2. You may also read an email received from Signals Adm regarding the demise of Colonel Narasimhan, a very senior Signals Veteran. Probably you may agree with me that Dte Gen of Signals can certainly do better to show respect to Signals Veterans.

    From: Brig V A Subramanyam
    Sent: 17 June 2011 10:50
    To:; Brig Chander Kamboj VSM; Maj Gen RN Chakrabarty
    Cc: Lt Gen P Mohapatra AVSM, ADC
    Subject: obituary
    Dear Chander, Forwarding a message received from Brig S Rajagopalan, (12 Tech) EME, and b-in-law of Late Col Narasimhan. Col Narasimhan was DCSO Madras Area during the early 1960s. He was around 93 years of age when he passed away. Other service details may be provided by Sigs Adm. I had informed the other elderly Signal officers in town - such as Maj Gen A Balasubrahmanian and Lt Col PR Gangadharan. Col Ganga will be 90 in a few months from now. He mentioned that Col Narasimhan was senior to him by about a year. Gen Balu knew him quite well as they served together during 1950s in Delhi. Secondly, I also wanted to inform you of the passing away of Dr (Mrs) Sarada Malhotra. She passed away - I think - on the 04th of this month at Delhi. Her husband - Col SK Malhotra (20 NDA/29 IMA) did SODE 16 with me. They got married just before the course finished during mid 1967. After the course he was posted to 1 Corps Sig Regt. He then moved to LRDE, Bangalore during 1970. Sarada did her specialisation as a DGO while they were in Bangalore. He was seconded to DRDO thereafter and much later moved to Delhi, from where he finally retired. She set up a hospital in Delhi, where she continued till her untimely demise. He is settled in Sainik Vihar. They have a daughter - Sonia - a dentist now in Dehra Dun and a son Sunil, a doctor practicing in Delhi. In sorrow-- Suby ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: S. Rajagopalan
    Date: 17 June 2011 09:05
    Subject: obituary
    Lt Col R Narasimhan Retd ( Signals)passed away at the age of 93 on 13th Jun
    Thanks to Brig V A Subramanyam, CSO from TNK & K Area HQ placed a wreath;
    Survived by wife, son, Daughters daughter-in-law and grandchildren
    Brig Rajagopalan---------------EMAIL RECEIVED FROM DTE GEN OF SIGNALS
    From: []
    Sent: 17 June 2011 14:00
    Cc: reportmysignalblogspot
    Subject: Demise of Lt Col Narasimhan R (Retd) Forwarding a message received from Sigs Br HQ ATNK and K Area Lt Col Narasimhan R was DCSO Madras Area during the early 1960s. He was around 93 years of age when he passed away on 13 Jun 2011 at House No 202, defence Officers Colony, Ekkattuthangal, Chennai-600032. The fuenral was conducted at 1500 h on 13 jun 2011 and a wreath on behalf of SO-in-C was laid by OC ATNK & K Area Sig Coy on 13 Jun 2011. (No forwarded message received from Sigs Adm – Chander Kamboj)