What a beautifully captured image of the stained-glass window, the pews and the kneelers – photographed by Joshua Thakur.
Two of Kanwal Jit‘s elder brothers – Gurcharan Singh and Satinder Pal Singh – [also Cottonians] appear in the first photo below]. Photos clickable for larger view
It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our father, Kanwal Jit Singh, is no longer with us. Dad fought a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s, and ultimately passed away at home, in his sleep, on Tuesday, January 13, 2021.
To the world Dad was a great friend, life of the party, ultimate prankster, travel and food enthusiast, Iphone fanatic, casino lover, and bona fide fashionista through and through. While he was all of that (and then some!) to us he was simply Dad…the man who taught us how to swim, shared his love for travel and adventure with us and taught us how to be independent and make something of our lives.
Though it has only been a day, the depth of this loss is already apparent. We will always love him and hold him in our hearts. As difficult as it feels at this moment, we are comforted by knowing that he is finally free of the walker, medications and all of the other constraints that held him back from living with the exuberance and passion with which he had always lived. Dad was larger than life. Only today did he finally transcend it once and for all.
Anyone who knew Dad knew how important family and friends were to him. There are no words to adequately thank each of you for the love and support you provided for Dad in his final years and that you continue to provide for us even as he is no longer with us. We would be lost without your support.
– Namrita Singh McGarity
Christ Church on the Ridge Simla – amazing photo sent by Vijay Khurana [photographer unknown]
I am writing to inform you that due to the unprecedented times which we find ourselves passing through and on account of the restrictions laid down by the Government of India in regard to Covid 19, the President and the Executive Committee of OCA India after extensive deliberations have decided to postpone the Annual OCA India lunch which is traditionally conducted in Delhi on the second Sunday of February, to a more favorable date.
As and when the decision is taken on a fresh date, the same would be informed to all.
Secretary, OCA (India)