Surinder Singh [L 1950-1955] passed away 20 May 2014

We pray to God to give his wife Mrs Santokh Kaur and sons Taranjit and Manpreet courage to bear this great loss and look back on the years spent together with joy and gratitude.

Best regards,
Wendy [Col. R. Dewan]

Surinder Singh (Tommy).
Born on 20th Sept 1937 and passed away on 20th May 2014 (76 yrs 9 months)

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Surinder Singh migrated to Kalka, India with his family after partition in 1947. He joined BCS in 1950 and graduated from school in 1955. He was a Prefect of the Lefroy house with representation in Athletics and Boxing. Subsequently, he completed Mechanical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University where he was also the editor for the University’s publications. After brief stints with Wilcox Buckwell (Larsen & Tubro) and ESSO (Bharat Petroleum) he joined the Indian Oil Corporation where he served for 30 years and retired in 1995 as Senior Manager – Aviation. His love for children drove him into taking up teaching assignments for the development of the bright future.

Tommy, as he was fondly named by his school friends, was in love with BCS all throughout his life and considered the school as his second home. He loved visiting school and would usually make unannounced nostalgic visits, be there for some time and talk randomly to a few school children before heading back.

Surinder Singh

Settled in Delhi since 1980, he met with a road accident in 2004 and underwent two brain surgeries post which he got diagnosed with Cryptogenic Liver Cirrhosis (NASH). He fought his illness with great determination and un-daunting courage thereby surviving much beyond his Doctor’s predictions. The Doctors respected him for his fighting spirit. During this sickness as well he visited the school and the associated events. His ever smiling attitude, humor and winsome manners were the key behind the fondness that the Doctors and Nursing staff developed for him. He passed away on 20th May 2014 at 1730 hrs due to multiple organ failure while being in coma during the last few hours.

Deeply missed by his family.

Santokh Kaur (Wife)
Taranjit Singh (Elder son)
Manpreet Singh (Younger son) & Harneet Kaur (Daughter in law) 

3 thoughts on “Surinder Singh [L 1950-1955] passed away 20 May 2014

  1. Vijay Khurana (Lefroy 1954-63)

    I remember the face so well. Surinder and guys like him were a breed apart! We looked so puny in their midst and little did they know what an impact they had on so many of us. Wonderful people with a terrific character and a unique commitment to their alma mater. Hard to beat.

    Our deepest sympathies to his lovely wife and wonderful boys. Our deepest sympathies.

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  2. JAI JOSHI MD

    He must have been the epitaph of a true cottonian and he cared deeply for his school ( when I read that he was in love with BCS all throughout his life and considered the school as his second home. He loved visiting school and would usually make unannounced nostalgic visits, be there for some time and talk randomly to a few school children before heading back).

    That would not be possible with the current headmaster’s rules. How sad.
    Mr BM Singh and Mr Headmaster, please note Surinder Singh’s love for his school, and how you have wiped out any chance of another Surinder Singh.

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