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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, July 25, 2012

    Col SP Karir

    I came to know Col SP Karir when he joined the Editorial Team of The Signalman. Of course his coursemates and those who did courses like SODE with him or served together in units knew him more intimately.
    Col SP Karir was a very well read and informed, quiet worker who contributed a great deal towards the uplifting of The Signalman. Pleasant to deal with, he could be fully depended upon.
    It is very sad that he left us all at rather a young age. May God bless his soul and give strength to his family and friends to bear the loss.
    In sorrow,
    Harbhajan Singh
    Lt Gen

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

    Col SP Karir

    RIP Col SP Karir. May God grant eternal peace to the departed soul. Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May god grant them courage and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
    Warm regards
    Abhay Bhargava

    Regret to inform that Col SP Karir left us for his heavenly aboard this morning. Cremation at Antim Niwas Noida at 3 pm leaving his home 646 / sec 28 arun vihar opp DPS at 2:15 pm.
    Our heartfelt condolences to the breaved family.
    May ALL MIGHTY rest the departed soul in peace.
    Mrs Madu Karir -- 9868049928
    Brother Col Lalit Karir 9891194365.
    For Sigs Family
    Brig Narinder Dhand

    I am Shanti' coursemate.
    Before shifting to Chandigarh, simran and i spent some time with him. In pain, but a fighter, he told plenty of jokes and livened up. Madhu who took good care of him, told us that his happiest moments were when his course mates/ old friends met him. A regular contributor to Signalman, he was always trying to pen his thoughts. A few weeks back, we remembered him on the Panchkula golf course. Gudu Chahal, Sohal from SIKH LI and I talked to him between the two greens for more than 20 mins.
    He was so cheerful! Remembered every single details over the last 50 yrs! Itty Abraham who met him a few days before he and his wife spent a day with us on 13 Jul, at Chandigarh updated us as they had visited him a few days before.
    Miss u pal. Pained at not hearing your voice that I was used over 50 yrs.
    maj gen manmohan

    We deeply mourn the demise of our friend Shanti.
    A great persona that he was he will be missed badly.
    God bless his soul and grant strength to his family.
    Guddu Kumkum

    Shocked to hear the sad news. We deeply mourn the death.
    Fortunate to have worked together in East Comd Sig Regt. Our both families got one very well with kids of same age. He was a wonderful friend and human being and always reached out to help. His HONESTY cost him promotions.
    Fortunate to have visited him and his family in 2010 during one my trips to Delhi. Please find attached the picture taken visiting him. Though chair bound he was as jovial as he used to be always even under adverse conditions. Madhu and his kids took real care of him to keep him Happy.
    May GOD almighty give all the strength to the family to bear this sudden Loss.
    In Sorrow.
    Col KP Rao (Retd) & Sujata Rao Sparrow's Nest

    Colonel Shanti Prakash Karir

    Yesterday, I lost a dear friend; and the course our Professor. Shanti Prakash Karir was a Dam Buster – we joined the NDA on 12 July 1961, the day the Kharakvasla dam burst, hence the name. Though we were in different squadrons, we were, sometimes, in the same class. We also had common interests, one of them being books. On a Sunday, one was more likely to find Shanti in the library than watching a movie in Poona. We came closer to each other after being commissioned into Signals, when we did the YOs course at Mhow. But I really came to know him during the three years we spent together doing the SODE course.
    I think it was during the SODE that he got his nick name ‘Professor’. He was perhaps the most well read and knowledgeable among us. A book lover, he read almost anything, and was therefore considered an ‘intellectual’ , which probably resulted in his nick name. He sometimes wrote articles for the CME Weekly and the Signalman, which were full of humour. But he was really in his element when he joined the editorial team of the Signalman, many years later. He did a fantastic job and the journal improved, in the quality of its contents as well as its general appearance. Thankfully, it was then printed in black on white, and did not resemble a film a magazine, as it does now!
    Shanti was a gentleman to the core. I am sure he must have had his faults, but I did not find any. For the last few years, his mobility was severely restricted, bit his mind was active as ever. When I got my copy of India Today and Outlook, the first thing I did was to run through Letters to the Editor. More often than not, I found a letter from him – brief, telling and purposeful. The fact that so many of his letters were accepted for publication is in itself a tribute to his talent. These journals get thousands of letters, and it is not easy to get one published. Shanti knew the score – his letters were never offensive, verbose, or irrelevant.
    The Corps will miss Shanti, and so will the Dam Busters. As some of us were talking during his funeral today, he was the fifth one of our course, in Signals, to depart. All we can do is to pray for his soul – he was a good human being, and had suffered a lot during his last years. Of course, one can never match the loss and pain of his loved ones, but as close friends and colleagues, we too will miss him. Adieu, Professor. Rest in Peace.
    Maj Gen VK Singh

    Monday, July 9, 2012

    SL-3088A Maj NK Singh

    Sir, We regret to inform the sad demise of SL-3088A Maj NK Singh (Retd) on 27 Jun 2012.
    The details of his family are as follows:
    Next of Kin
    Name and relationship : Mrs Neera Singh(Wife)
    Tele No- 07662258176, 09755461029
    Name of Children : Mr Neeraj Singh
    Postal Address : Bharatpur House, Tala House Campus, Rewa (MP), Pin-486001
    Cremation : 0800hrs on 28 Jun 12 at Bharatpur (MP).
    With warm regards,
    Lt Col HP Singh
    Dir Sigs Adm