Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh (Retd) RIP

It is with great shock and sorrow that we heard of the passing away of Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh (Retd) to-day – 11 Oct 11.

A thorough professional, having for long been the CTP and an executive Director at HAL, he had just a few months ago been made a full time Director at HAL.

Baldy, to the whole Marut fraternity – those who long knew him and those who just met him – will be fondly remembered  for his professionalism, sincerity and gentle manners. He played  the gracious host to us during the celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of the Marut in June in Bangalore. Some of us were in constant touch with him during the planning and organising phase. Were it not for his positive and unstinted support to our numerous demands on him, and his own contribution by way of ideas, the function and all the events concerned with it would not have been the grand success that they indeed were.

To all his friends and acquaintances Baldy’s passing away has been a cruel and tragic shock.

We pray God grants his family the strength to deal with this tragedy. Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to them all. May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

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12 Responses to Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh (Retd) RIP

  1. Anil Gupta says:

    Knew Baldy Sir from his days at the HAL Ozhar….A wonderful human being and a pilot par excellence…May his soul RIP…..

    Sqn Ldr (Retd.)Anil Gupta

  2. Dara says:

    It is difficult to believe this news.Such a friendly, affectionate,lovable Human being!

    Our heartfelt condolences to Baldy’s family. May the Almighty gave them strength to bear this huge loss’
    Wg.Cdr.PK. Ayre(Retd)

  3. Mal says:

    Baldy Sir was a thorough professional and a gentleman. I had the privilege of flying with him while I was posted at ASTE in 1989. He was the epitome of the ideal host during the Marut Golden Jubilee celebrations in Jun 11. RIP. Deepest condolences to his family.

  4. PS Sanadi says:

    Baldy was Exceptional in every which way. A professional par excellance, a gentle soul and a wonderful friend. We were together in 7 sqn, Ojhar & HAL B’lore, an association extending over 15 years. Hard to believe he is no longer with us. His next step would have been Chairman HAL. Our heartfelt condolences to Vibha, Namit and Mohit. We Pray the Almighty blesses him and gives his family the strength to bear his loss. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

  5. Atul Trivedi says:

    Shocked to hear of his demise. A course mate, known for his gentle mannerism, and with a resolute personality. A personal loss. May God rest him in peace. Our condolences to the family.
    Atul

  6. Dara says:

    Wg Cdr HR Seetharam:

    “I feel terrible Dara. He was such a nice soft spoken guy. We lived in the HAL colony for many years and were quite intimate. Just cannot understand what made him take this extreme step.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Seetha”

  7. Dara says:

    Received from Air Cmde VK Murthy

    “My dear Dara,

    I am shocked to hear about the sad demise of Baldev Singh. I met him for the first time
    in June 2011 during the GOLDEN JUBLEE of HF-24 at Bangalore. He was a charming person
    who personally looked after each guest and organized the entire show with pomp & glory.

    Please convey our deep condolences to Mrs Baldev and all Family Members.

    We pray God for his soul to rest in Peace. GOD BLESS

    V.K.Murthy”

  8. Sudhir Batra says:

    I had the honour of meeting him during Marut celebrations. He was a very soft spoken person. His death is a real shock for me….Marutfans will be miss him a lot…..

  9. JP Singh says:

    I know Air Force bestows names on people …Baldy had nothing to do with being bald . Spoke to him on his son’s wedding just the other day and as usual he was bubbling …havent known Baldy otherwise ..infact always smiling always positive and just couldnot understand how this fighter with an absolute dieahard and resolute persona could take this drastic step. May the almighty grant him peace and his family the courage to overcome this grief !

  10. Ravi Burli says:

    I knew Baldy personally from only recently, after I was posted to Blore. Prior knowledge was hearsay – that spoke of a veritable colossus of a test pilot totally belying his somewhat dimunitive physical stature, who led from the front and flew all HAL built aircraft. Truly awe inspiring. His demise comes as an absolute and complete shock and I am instantly reminded of his gentle yet resolute persona sitting opposite me at so may meetings that we attended together recently. Every bit the consumate professional. I now feel glad I met him just the other day and had the opportunity of wishing him. May god rest him in everlasting peace and confer strength to his family to endure this irreparable loss.

  11. gvb narang says:

    Baldy was a great human , with a very good sense of humour , and a great organiser . will miss him ……………………….

  12. Pankaj Yadav, HAL Korwa says:

    Really its shocking. He is brave man by his actions in his real life and gentle by heart. HAL fraternity will miss him alot.

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