Sadly, we lose another OC brother

Just wanted to tell you that Harjitinder Bains (C-59-68) a.k.a Garh, my elder brother departed forever on 23 July 2009 (8:00 pm) IST.

For all those who can, try and remember him on Aug 9, 2009 as that will be when we will be praying for the peace of his soul.

Deepinder Bains

21 thoughts on “Sadly, we lose another OC brother

  1. Himmesh Sabhlok

    Dear Deepu,
    My heartfelt condolences , I remember Garh as a very helpful and a soft hearted soul. May Almighty give your family strength to bear this irreparable loss.

    Himmesh Sabhlok( IBBETSON 64-70)

  2. A.S Mankotia (1) 64-71

    Dear Deepinder ,

    My heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Garh, do convey the same
    to his family. I pray to God to give peace to the departed soul and
    courage to the grieved family to bear the great loss.

    I always wanted to know his where abouts and out of the blue I get this
    sad news of his passing away.

    I remember bunking classes and going to Morni Hills or Shimla on the
    bike and be back in the college in the evening. All these good memories
    we will carry with us.

    Please keep in touch.

  3. Pritpal Singh Gill

    Hi Deepinder,
    I deeply mourn the passing away of one of my closest mate’s.I always intended to catch up with him on my trips to Punjab but I regret I never did and its too late for that now.Yes Manjit a.k.a ‘Tali’, Gar and me had a very special association as great friends and great competitors on the sports field.Just recently the Lolas , Harish and me caught up with each other in Singapore and ‘Gar’was intensely on our minds and we had a plan to surprise him in Mahalpur in October this year.An intensely sad moment for me.My condolescences to you and your family.
    Pritpal, alias ‘pachanga’ [Curzon 59 -68.]

  4. Deepinder

    @Kamar Aulakh
    Thanks for the kindl words, ofcourse I remeber you and all the antics and stuff that we did on the rooftop of 1512 house.
    Garh kind of lost intrest in things towards the later part of life.

    Deepu (C 62-70)

  5. Manjit Singh Sehmbey

    Dear Deepinder,
    Please accept my heart felt condolences on the sudden demise of
    Harjitinder. From Remove to Main School Harjitinder Pritpal and me shared the
    same doms and were given the name of ” Bh-Changa Gang “.
    We played the same sports and were in the same teams.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Manjit Singh Sehmbey

  6. Kamar Aulakh


    As you may recollect, Harjitinder and me were very close friends through the period 1960 to 1974. We were classmates from Lower I to Form VI, and continued our friendship in our college days at Chandigarh. I have many memories of the antics we carried out on PUJ 5452. Unfortunately, we lost contact after I left for the US on completing my engineering.

    Harjitinder was a genuine and kind person, and it was a pleasure to have him as my friend. It is indeed unfortunate that has left us so soon. Please accept my sincere condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

    Kamar Aulakh (R 60 – 68)

  7. Deepinder

    To all Ocs,
    I tried to answer all but it gets harder to thank all those who took time to convey their feelings.
    I fully appreciate the support you all are giving.
    May God bless you all and your families.


  8. Ashok Chachra

    Dear Deepinder,

    Please accept my heart felt condolences for Harjitinder.May his soul rest in peace & almighty give strength to the family.

    Ashok Chachra

  9. Kanwaljit Singh (Sarkari Sandhh)

    Dear Sir,

    My family joins me in, heart felt condolences on the sad demise of our brother OC Mr.Harjitinder Singh, may his good soul rest in peace and may God, almighty bless all those family members, he’s left behind.

    Please inform us about the date & time of Bhog

    Kanwaljit Singh (C)
    Sarkari Saandhh

  10. Anil Advani

    Dear Deepinder

    Our heart-felt condolences to you and the family.
    My parents remember your brother well, and asked to convey their wishes to you as well.


  11. subhash chachra ( chachi 1)

    Dear Deepinder

    My deepest condolences to you and the family we will always remember him by another name GERNADE as he was called by us.

    Subhash Chachra

  12. Brig Arun Kochhar (retd)

    Dear Deepinder,
    I am saddened at the untimely demise of Harjtinder. We were both groomed in Curzon House. I share in your grief and pray for his departed soul. Please accept my condolences to you and yours.
    Arun Kochhar

  13. Captain Sanjay Bakhru

    Heartfelt condolences to the heavenly departed, Overcome Evil With Good, This is on behalf of all of us 10th (1985) & 12th ( 1987)

  14. Harish Trehan

    Dear Deepinder.,

    Please do accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Garh.Being class mates for eight years (1961-68 )I do have some very fond memories of him,of his antics and heroics on sports field which I shall cherish for the rest of my life.

    Harish Trehan,
    13,South Patel Nagar,
    New Delh1-10008.
    Cell :9811131673.

  15. Uday Singh Jubbal

    Dear Deepinder,
    Shocked to hear of the sad passing away of Harjitinder.Please accept our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies on your irreparable loss.

    Uday Singh Jubbal,
    Ibbetson House.(1961-1966.)

    Woodville Palace,Raj Bhawan Road,
    Shimla-171 002,H.P.

  16. Lt Col Upindera Singh Gill, SM

    dear deepinder
    it sure comes as a rude surprise ,
    the passing away of your brother Harjitinder
    please do accept our heart felt condolences

    i wonder if you would be having the antim ardas bhog at chandigarh
    please do keep us posted

    hope to meet you

    Lt Col Upinder gill C 62 – 72
    Sec 34D
    CELL – 9417801853

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