Sam Sekhar passed away peacefully on 25th Sep 17 at 1155 hrs in Toronto . Born on 01 Nov 1945 he joined the Air Force in 1967. He is survived by his wife ( Nippu ) and two daughters ( Aparna & Shimona ) who are settled in Canada.
Sam was one of my oldest Air Force buddies. We had a long and lasting friendship. Starting from Pune, Hashimara, Jodhpur and Ambala. Samboo loved life and was always the fun guy with a classic sense of humour, which he carried till the end. Most of the Air Force guys of that era will always fondly remember his escapades in the Air and on the ground and the way he kept everyone in splits. All of us who were in Hashimara, Jodhpur and Ambala have such fond memories with him. He had a long tenure in Training Command and everyone there had always fun things to say about him and remember him by.
After moving to Canada he regularly called up most of his friends to give and get an update of what was happening. Every visit to India, he made it a point to meet as many friends as he could. A few years ago he started writing ” SAM’s KAHANI “, which Dara published on the blog every few months. He had a simple and clear way of writing which can be compared to any professional Author. His memory, till the end was so very sharp and his ability to recall forgotten events, in detail, brought back vivid memories. Everyone used to look forward to the ” KAHANI’s ” every few months, which we will miss now.
Sam was a Good Human being – he will be missed. God bless him and may he rest in peace.