The passing of a Brother Cottonian

The Passing of a Brother Cottonian.
It is with a very very heavy heart that I inform the OCA:
Narendra Nath Khanna “Nini” ( Mountain )
Lefroy Class of 1968 passed on, on 13 January 2018.
MOUNTAIN was a gentle soul and lived a quiet sedate life in Nasik..
In School he was that dashing handsome dude, Actor, Prefect, Sportsman and a through Gentleman.
He was closely related to my Brother Sharat ( Lefroy ) and me both as Family, Friend and the guy who whacked me with his favourite leather slipper..after breakfast.
He spent many years in New York working with the Bhumitra Brothers ( Lefroy) in the Chatwal range of restaurants;also in Bangkok with the Narulas( Rivaz).
He had some very close friends; friends that he made in BCS, for life.
He will be remembered, always.

Vivek Bhasin

12 thoughts on “The passing of a Brother Cottonian

  1. Anil Prakash

    As a Lefroyen 1966 – 1970, I remember Mountain very well. He wore a metal chain around his neck with a metal disc which had a couple of mountain shapes engraved on it. He was a nice guy, even kind to his juniors! Am glad our lives touched.

  2. Mokshinder Singh Ibbetson 1968

    Very sad to learn of Mountain’s passing. He was a wonderful guy and classmate, Unfortunately I never met up with him after school but I remember him well. May he rest in peace.

  3. Ranbir Singh Brar, Lefroy '66

    Saddened to hear of the ‘Passing On’ of Mountain Khanna. A fellow Lefroyian, he was a gentle and ever smiling person. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. RIP Mountain.

  4. Gurpratap Singh : Class of 1956

    Didn’t know him ; he was after my time. Nonetheless sad to read about the loss. My condolences to the bereaved family members. God bless his soul.

  5. Robin Nakai

    Farewell Mountain ! I remember doing a
    School Party with you and Passey , to
    Calcutta .
    Late Sunil Sud -( Donkey )
    Late Sunil Singha – ( Sudden )
    Created an egg dish which we for some reason called Mountain!
    It was for you , as we saw you standing tall outside the kitchen.
    Strange !

    Wish I could have told you this earlier .
    Rest in Peace Bro !
    Sincerest condolences to your family .

  6. Dick D'Abreu

    Sorry to hear of an OC’s passing (Mountain) Good to read such a well written description of his time in B C S. May he rest in peace.

  7. DM Sud

    Shall miss him. He was a gentle soul always smiling. Met him quite often on his trips to Simla and can never forget the back packers trip we did to Manali in the early 70s.God bless his soul.

  8. suresh sethi

    I am very saddened and shocked to learn the passing away of my dear friend `Mountain, who was not only a batch mate but also a life long friend of my late younger brother Mukesh. In fact it was Mukesh who had invited `Mountain. to join him in Bangkok when he was managing the business of Narulas. Then I had spent a couple of weeks with him and then of and on I would meet him when he would come down to Delhi. Only a few years ago I had gone for a pilgrimage to Nashik and spent some happy days with him and Shiv Kapoor. Mountain took me around town and looked after me very well. He was a very gentle soul and I have never seen him fighting or talking loudly or shouting at any one. He lived his quiet life and never interfered with any one else’s life. What I liked best about him was that he was always in a jovial mood and would always respect your point of view. God rest his soul in peace and may he also find his dear friend Mukesh where we all must go one day.

    Suresh Sethi
    I 1961-1966

    1. Shelly Bhumitra

      Extremely saddened to hear about the passing of my dear friend and classmate and colleague Nini. We shared some awesome times during his stay in New York with me. We worked together in the restaurant business and he was always very supportive and helpful not to mention the good and fun times we enjoyed. His laughter was always contagious as was his humor. He was very much part of my family and both my wife and daughter are very saddened to hear of Uncle Monty( as my daughter called him) passing away. It is hard to imagine a guy such as him full of life and energy taken away from us. I was in India in Sept and spoke to him and Shiv Kapoor, he wanted me to fly to Nasik to meet him, unfortunately, due to my own health reasons I couldn’t make the trip………….all I can say is wish I had!!
      Good bye dear friend…..till we meet again.
      May you rest in peace.

      Shelly Bhumitra

  9. Raj Mohinder Singh

    Very sorry to hear of Mountain’s untimely demise. Suddenly old memories of him flash back. He was an extremely pleasant senior. Heartfelt Condolences to his family.


    RIP my dear friend, i carry and value many fond memories of our friendship while in school and later while we were together in Delhi

  11. N.K.Akers

    I fondly remember Mountain.
    Deeply saddened to learn of his passing.
    He was a happy go lucky fellow bubbling with enthusiasm.
    Was loved and liked by all.
    May God give his soul peace.
    N.K. Akers

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