nkumar, Later can you post this thread on the obit page so his family can read about him and BR?
ramana, I will sure post the link to this thread on IITK obit page. I will wait for a day or two for BRFites to express their condolences.
but site is not accepting it (I tried IE, Fireforx and Chrome), it is giving me the following error - "Error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 's family. Other messages can be read at RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balas' at line 1"
Prof. Bala often used to inform the defense enthusiasts on http://www.bharat-rakshak.com
about the ancient Indian metallurgy and Indian canons. BR community is very sad to know that they have a lost a great contributor. On behalf of BR, I express my condolence to Bala sir's family. Below are some of the messages from BR members.
The sad loss of a truly great Indian.His work will remain as a testament to his dedication in his field of expertise and his pioneering work on ancient Indian metallurgy,a field in which the country today is sorely in need of experts like him.We were priviliged to have had him contribute to BR and express our sincere condolences to his family.May his soul rest in peace. - Philip
My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Dr. Bala's family. Indeed, a great son of India and a teacher par excellence! His work will be a testimony of a life well lived and an inspiration for millions of Indians of as a glimpse into what it is to be an Indian. His work is a product of an unshackled mind with a full understanding of the legacy of bharitya thought. May God grant him peace and solace to his family. - Raja Ram
I distinctly remember him for his saltpeter comment in another thread and those words echoed in my ears for long time, that "India exported the saltpeter and, by that had the whole world blown up, including India"! Sad to note this tragic loss.
May your soul rest in peace! - dipak
Other messages can be read at
RIP: Sad demise of BRFite Prof. R. Balasubramaniamviewtopic.php?f=3&t=5323&st=0&sk=t&sd=a