Category Archives: News

Message from Richard [Dick] D’Abreu

Great to be still around at the age of 93!
It is also so good of the information and news I receive of the old School. I find it a privilege to be among the OC’s of the great BCS . Jim Lee and Peter Maidment for keeping in touch on Skype. We may be getting a bit forgetful from time to time, however we enjoy laughing together at the good times.. Thanks for keeping me in the OC’s membership. 
Best to all of you all for keeping up good times.
Sincerely,
Dick D’Abreu  [1936-46 Curzon]

Mission Aconcagua Completed / Karma Tenzing Nyangmi

Completed. Here’s me at the summit of #Aconcagua (6,962 meters or 22,840 feet above sea level) after an intense 13 hours of climbing where we started our climb directly from Camp 2 with no acclimatisation. Due to weather conditions we had to change and complete our entire climb from Base Camp to Summit and back to Base Camp in a shortened 5 days (in Everest it was 21 days and in Manaslu I did it in 10 days – Usually it takes double or even three times for most climbers).

With this summit of Aconcagua, I’m now closer to my goals of being a true Explorer. If summiting an 8,000 meter peak is equivalent to a Masters degree and summiting Everest is a PhD, then the below are the lifetime Emeritus titles offered. So far, below are my membership journey into the various clubs I’ve always wanted to be a part of:

  • Completed 1/3rd of the Three Poles Challenge
  • Completed 2/7th of the Seven Summits Challenge
  • Completed 2/9th of the Explorers Grand Slam
  • Completed 2/14th of the 14 8,000+ Meters Challenge

The Immaculate Cottonian Bob Myers Esquire / passed on

Dear All,
It is my painful duty to pass on the sad news given to me today by his daughter Emma Way, of the death of  her father Bob Myers.
He died yesterday, suddenly but peacefully, with his wife Gilly at his side. His family were looking forward to joining him, from around the world on the 30th December for his 92nd Birthday and he was in good spirits until a couple of weeks ago when he began to be in some pain.
It was Bob’s wish that those whom he knew and loved would gather to enjoy his memory and so on Friday 3 January there will accordingly be such  a gathering. Details will follow.
Best regards
Gay [Allan Gay Niblett]

As sent in by Mr Allan Gay Niblett our OCA fraternity must join together to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Mrs Myers on the passing of Bob Myers Esquire.
 
He was one of the finest and most immaculate gentleman; another die-hard Old Cottonian.
 
I was privileged to have known him starting  1999 when I was positioned in London from San Jose Costa Rica.
 
He always made the strongest effort to come up to London for the OCA UK Luncheon.  
 
His sense of humour and his grand demeanour always left me in awe.
 
May His Noble Soul Rest in Peace.
 
Vivek 
 
Capt Vivek Bhasin 
Lefroy 1961-1970

Nakul Anand (Lefroy House) has been named World Hotelier 2019

Yet again a Cottonian from our beloved BCS steals global headlines!

Nakul Anand (Lefroy House) – ITC Luxury Hotels – has been named World Hotelier 2019!

What an amazing award for a superb Cottonian! Nakul is a leading icon in the global world of hospitality. He has under his belt, over four decades of exemplary dedication showcasing ITC Hotels, which are world renowned offering the very best properties and resorts in India to local and international guests. The ITC Grand Bharat has been nominated as Asia’s finest. We Cottonians honour Nakul Anand and feel proud that he is etched in history, Cottonian history, accepting this accolade with the greatest of humbleness and humility.
Congratulations Nakul!

God Bless You abundantly.

[Vivek Bhasin  – Lefroy 1961-1970]

Mr. Anand is the third Old Cottonian Hotelier [that we know of as of now] to have made a mark of achievement in the field. Congratulations!