I received the following message from Mr Ronald Goss
I regret to inform you. that Mr. Das Gupta‘s daughter phoned me several months ago to inform me that he had died. I was sorry to get the news, although it came as no surprise – he sounded very feeble the last time he spoke to me. He was my neighbour in Remove my first two years in BCS, and we met a couple of times in Toronto. He was a gentle man and a gifted artist We spoke on the phone at least once a year, as was the case with Desmond and Colleen deYoung. Mrs. Maud Williams informed me that they had both passed away but gave no details
I am forwarding two photographs from RS Sodhi’s collection sent as attachments to this mail which be of interest to those who remember them.
Mr. Sasim DasGupta was the Art Teacher at BCS. Here is an email from him which should bring back many fond memories for many OCs and BCS Teachers; and hopefully will be of interest to those who were at BCS in the later years as well!
Here is a copy of the menu card of the Centenary dinner which took place at BCS on June 7th, 1959.
I was delighted to design the card but I was terribly disappointed when I saw the printed result.
Neither the colour nor the resolution was anything like the original. What added more to my annoyance was when I found out that the original design was also lost, either in transit or in the printing press. However, it was too late for any action….by then, the dinner was almost on the table and so was the menu card.
[click the image for a full view of the card and signatures]