Tag Archives: Obituary

Puneet Khanna / 1973 Batch passed away

With a heavy heart I inform you the passing of Puneet fondly called Sunny by his family and well wishers in Delhi. He was an OC 1973 Curzon House and a good friend of mine. In fact our families knew each other very well as they were residents of Shimla. RIP my dear friend, till we meet again.

Puneet Khanna – BCS 1973 Batch Curzon House. RIP.

Vijay [Skinny] Dewan

Allan Bapty (R 1936-44) passed on

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of one of our great Old Cottonians, Dr Allan Bapty, who passed away peacefully on 29th September and was followed by his wife who died just 6 hours after him. His Funeral is to be held on Monday 12th October.

Dr Bapty was a Medical Missionary who worked in Africa  in Leprosy Hospitals, 1953-60, until he himself contracted Leprosy, after which he returned to England to continue in General Practice there, until he Retired.

Nevertheless, he came out to Nepal to work in a Leprosy Hospital near Janakpur in 1987.

Allan was a keen Member of OCA (UK) attending all the Annual Lunches at the Bombay Brasserie, London and supporting the Himalayan Hill Schools biennial Lunches as well.
He and his wife Tricia will be greatly missed.

We pass our deepest condolences to his family.

Gay Niblett
Hon. Life President (UK)

Deepali Sinha – wife of Ramesh David Sinha

Dear All,
 
It is with deep regret that we learnt of the passing away of Ramesh Sinha’s wife, Deepali, yesterday. This news was shocking and surprising.
 
From the information available, Deepali fell ill a few days ago and decided to isolate herself. It would seem it is the coronavirus that she was infected with. Details are still not available.
 
Deepali’s passing away leaves a deep void since she was the major strength and source of support for Ramesh and the rest of the family. It was she who took Ramesh to hospital and restored him to some degree of health when he had a stroke recently. She was a stable, well balanced and steady source of support in their lives. Her departure is a blow that will be hard to fill. 
 
Our deepest sympathies to Ramesh and their son, Rahul. May she rest in peace. May He give her eternal rest and the family the courage to bear her loss. 
 
Warm regards
 
Sincerely
 
Vijay