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 absenceleaves 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.