RIP – Manjit Singh Sehmbey [Curzon 1962-1969]

Just received terrible news from Robin Nakai that Manjit Sehmbey [popularly known as TALLI. School Captain 1969.] collapsed at the gym, was rushed to hospital but could not be revived.

Rest in peace dear Talli.

This is all we know at this point in time.

From Robin Nakai:

Manjit Singh Sehmbey.
Curzon House Captain .
School Captain
Bishop Cotton School , Simla .
The Class of 1969 .

Go Gently Into The Night , dear friend ….
We shall miss you , and your absence  leaves a gap in our lives !
The friendship and camaraderie we shared from the school days in Bishop Cotton, will always be a part of the lives of the Class of 69 !
From the playing fields of BCS , Sanawar , YPS we were a part of a well knit team that soared to many glorious successes and honours .
The Class of 69 wishes you farewell .
Walk the golden fields of Elysium with the sun eternally in your face , with the classmates already gone .

Rest In Peace !

We woke this morning to the news of the passing away of our captain and friend, Manjit Singh. May the Almighty give all his family the strength to weather this storm and may his noble soul rest in eternal peace.

We , the class of 1969, will always remember Manjit, fondly called Talli, as our school captain. A great individual who left an indelible mark on everyone he came into contact with. Manjit was an accomplished sportsman who was always modest about his many achievements. A perfect all-rounder, he played cricket, football, and hockey, and was a core member of the athletics group. He was shoe-in for the Full School Blazer in Sports, he excelled in every area of the sports field. Hurdles, 100 & 200 yard sprints, he was a true Spartan! He was also the School Captain, and was responsible for maintaining discipline, order and harmony amongst all of us. More importantly, Manjit  was a caring individual who was always ready to help anyone in need . He will be sorely missed.

Many of us classmates were fortunate to spend a little more time with him recently in Shimla in 2017 and then again in 2019 [some photos below]. We were also able to share in his love for nature through his excellent photography through our WhatsApp group. It is very hard for us to accept that Manjit is no more. We pray that his soul rest in eternal peace.

– 1969 BCS BATCH

11 thoughts on “RIP – Manjit Singh Sehmbey [Curzon 1962-1969]

  1. Vivek Bhasin

    Talli Sehmbey was a great guy; so many of us idolised him- he was closely related to Jaggu ( Jagminder) Sehmbey…I remember a First XI football match vs Sanawar on the 2nd flat… Sanawar converted an AMAZING pass to go up 1-0 in just about a minute … after that Talli & Company PULVERISED those buggers … ((Talli was a Master in Corners..the ball swerved above the goalie and settled in the far corner in the net…))
    The Final Score ..
    10-1 !!!
    Rest in Peace Talli…
    Your Name will ring in the Heavens above and your eternal soul will visit BCS often🙏🙏🙏🙏
    Vivek Bhasin
    Lefroy 1970

  2. Harmanjit Singh Saini

    Devastated at learning of Talli’s untimely demise. It’s a total shock. His batchmates, please convey my deepest condolences to his wife and the rest of his family. I spent five wonderful years with him at Curzon house, and also met him a few years later in Goraya and stayed with him. An incredibly warm and gracious host. A terrible loss. Will miss him deeply.

  3. Arvind Narula

    In 1974 three friends and I drove from Heidelberg, Germany to Delhi. On the way we stopped at Talli’s home not far from Amritsar for a couple of days. We still speak of those amazing days and his big heart. I recently reconnected with Talli and am devastated to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family.

    Arvind Narula
    Rivaz 1968

  4. Vijay Khurana

    May he rest in eternal peace. Totally unexpected and tragic. Great guy and a Cottonian to the core

  5. Anil

    This is sad news indeed. Condolences to Talli’s family, his loved ones and his friends.
    Rest in peace dear friend.

    Anil Advani [Ibbetson 1960-70]

  6. Thomas Banon

    Manjit R.I.P a dear friend and a close associate is a huge loss to all of us. May the almighty give his family the strength and courage at this time of their bervement.
    Adieu till we meet again my friend.

    Thomas Banon

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