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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 08:00 
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Harry,

Never thought this could happen to you. I cannot imagine what your family must be going through, but I wish that God
gives them the strength to bear this loss. Am immensely completely numbed by this news. I would probably be better
off not knowing about this, with the secret hope that you would come back at an opportune time. For your sake I
hope you have achieved Moksha, for India's sake I sincerely hope you comes back soon in another avatar. This is
easily one of the biggest losses to the cause of online Indian defence. While your articles are masterpieces, I
will always remember you for your no-nonsense posts on various forums, and for your swift and decisive jhapad(slap)
administration to all BS'ers. In my mind, your mystique will carry on as strongly and proudly as before, and will only increase with time.

God bless you.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 08:24 
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RIP sir, in your brief life you did more than most of us.
tragic :( :(


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 10:36 
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I keep on coming back to this thread with a secret hope that someone will prove this news hoax :(


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 11:43 
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Its a big loss to the ever shrinking genre of mil av contributors .

Harry's "scoops" were authentic and his eye for details was incredible .

he went to great lengths to preserve his identity and was completely paranoid as well .

I remember on one occasion in 2006 Shiv started questioning all the attendees in one of the rare BR Blr meets if any one of us was B Harry

The other anecdote is about the time when Harry wanted to purchase a copy of the seminal India Pakistan Air War book from the well known Indophile at large in Philly these days.

Surely he would need to reveal his name and address ....

Well as the story goes - he got it posted in the name of B.Harry at an unknown PO box address in Chennai.

Typically being Harry - it took two years for the sad news to come out - RIP B Harry


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 13:53 
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Damn, thats sad :cry:
RIP Harry, you will be missed.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 15:58 
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The nation as well the enthusiastic jingoes on BRF have lost a valuable contributor! One cannot but help imagine the heights that this person could have scaled if he had lived longer.

My condolences go out to his grieving near and dear! Truly this is one person who lived life in his own distinct way, reminds me of Srinivasa Ramanujam!


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2009 20:48 
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Shocking. I have also, like so many others wondered where he was. A rare talent taken away so prematurely. My condolences to his loved ones.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2010 11:15 
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I am shocked beyond words! My sincerest condolences to his family and friends. To lose someone at 23 must be heart-breaking.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 01 Jan 2010 11:31 
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RIP to a younger brother we are proud of and heartfelt condolences to his family.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2010 19:59 
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such a young man!!
condolences to the family.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2010 20:59 
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Tributes to a outstanding young man on a life well lived, may the mother India bless us with his return soon.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 05:21 
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To have life stretch out in its infinite possibilities, and then to see them all snuffed out so abruptly... unspeakably sad news. Condolences to the family and loved ones.

May your soul rest in peace, Harish. The few moments you shared with us will remain our memory of your short and sweet journey.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 15:36 
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My Condolences


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 19:37 
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My sincerest condolences!

I'm simply staggered by his age. I still remember his meticulous taking apart, (with citations!) of "the-first-man-to-fly-faster-than-sounds" report of the PAF in 1965 at the Keymags forum. In fact, I'm fairly certain it was Harry who first posted the US Ambassadors actual report on that event!

And at the time he must have been just 18!!

His posts and articles on Tom Coopers ACIG site in those days were remarkable. In fact I remember a post of Toms saying that some of the IP addresses that accessed ACIG in those days were . . . quite "interesting"!

We all make jokes about internet "warriors", but Harry truly had the soul of a warrior with the mind of a scholar and a heart that beat for Bharat Mata.

A terrible tragedy.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2010 22:23 
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Its very unfornuate to see the message about him this way. I think i had a small discussion about him recently. Didnt expect I would be typing a condolence message. A suggestion - seeing the way the people are very fond of him, next time you people do activities like Donation of Quick clot kits, give his name. Or, any stall that BR put up, let that be in remembrance of him.

I see his name and LCA are in synonomous with each other as far as BR is concerned. May be someone could make a tribute by collecting all his articles and a report about him under the LCA page.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 12:25 
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My Heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
RIP Harish...considering your age, your knowledge level was remarkable.
BRF really miss him.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2010 23:21 
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I am very shocked at finding about this. I am on a self imposed exile due to various reasons. But this is so shocking I have to break it.

I never knew he was so young. Others have already said what Harry did in his so short life. But I would like to cover one aspect that has not been said here.

Harry loved picking fights with the pakis. he knew exactly what buttons to push. He was a born expert. But when he was elected the moderator at Key Forums, he didnt let his love for pushing paki buttons interfere with the forum moderation. As a forum moderator I have seen him calm, composed and responsible. I know it must have required tremendous self control not to break out and beat the pakis on their head, but to his credit, he held his opinion to himself, did his job with acumen that is not found elsewhere. He was fair in his dealings as far as I could tell.

Regarding him being anonymous - not really. I knew his last name was Kannan (dont ask me how). But I had no idea that Harry B was a derivation of his first name. RIP Harish.

(slinks back into the self imposed exile)


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2010 00:30 
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********************Announcement********************

Given the stellar space Harry had occupied in the small but active Indian defence enthusiast community, we feel that at the minimum, a meaningful tribute from BR should consist of a proper obit that would be published at SRR along with a collection of his articles.

This is a request that goes out to ALL readers of BRF, members & non-members alike, if you knew Harry in any capacity whether in real life or on net, and wish to contribute to his memorial page on BR, please contact us at
gentleman doTT cadet ATT g m a i l DOTT c o m.
We would like to have any kind of input from you, whether be it one incident, one memory or a complete obituary. That goes even if you have already posted in this thread.
MadhuG, please send us an email at that address.

It is our duty to ensure that the enormous promise that was so tragically cut-off is made known to a larger community of people than just the ones who were fortunate enough to interact with him. May there be a 100 Harry's inspired by his example.

Rahul.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2010 00:35 
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A tremendous loss


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2010 01:37 
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I am totally shocked to lose a lovely internet friend. He was very informative and responsive to all my questions and posts. Suddenly he disappeared about 2 years ago, and I thought he might have taken different avatars.

This is saddening to hear at 23 he is gone.. But, I am sure he stays virtually alive in the NET with his articles and posts.

RIP Harry.

PS:
The coloradoan link says "Cause is unknown".


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 00:15 
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Those who are needed Here are also needed There!!
RIP Brother.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 05:00 
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Rest in Peace Harry... :cry:
I'll miss you and your fabulous drawings of IAF aircraft.

It is sad that Harry has passed at such a young age. It happened two years ago in 2007 and we're just finding out? Hmmmm....
Maybe the sad news was discussed back then but many of us just missed it.

(My condolence message re-posted here from MRCA thread)


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2010 11:08 
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No it wasnt discussed AFAIK. Its just that he kept his real identity so secret that it took time to figure it out


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 08 Jan 2010 18:30 
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What a shock and a loss. He will be missed. RIP and condolences to the family.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2010 09:04 
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The most unfair thing about a good life is the way it ends...that being said, Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

Bhagwaan inki aatma ko shanti de


Sincerely,
Manu


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2010 23:10 
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As mentioned numerous times in this thread, this is shocking.

RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 10 Jan 2010 23:34 
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Rest in Peace Brother.
You have lit a flame that will not be extinguished. We will carry that forward never letting it die.
Jai Hind


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2010 02:05 
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This is truly a sad news. just the other day i was looking at some pictures he took. Jai Hind Harry Bhai.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2010 13:04 
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Rest In Peace Harry. May god bless your soul & give your family the strength to cope with this loss.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2010 14:35 
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My condolences to the family.

RIP


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 11 Jan 2010 19:47 
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god bless him
may his soul rest in peace
BR will miss a patriot

hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare ram hare ram ram ram hare hare


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2010 16:34 
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May his soul rest in peace.

He used to admonish me on keypublishing for getting into flame wars with the paki's and chinese. :):):)


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 05 Mar 2010 03:21 
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RIP Harry.

Curiously there was an obit even in the unmentionable forum.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 05 Mar 2010 06:52 
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RIP Harry! :(


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2010 07:14 
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Harry's father had recently got in touch with us. The family had very lovingly put together a tribute book about him. They offered to mail anyone a copy if they are interested. I had suggested that putting a PDF for download is more convenient as there may be quite a few dozen of us here interested.

He had very kindly made available the PDF version of the tribute book which can be viewed on Google Docs at
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B8 ... y=CPOqvfEH

You can directly download the PDF from https://docs.google.com/uc?export=downl ... y=CPOqvfEH


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2010 07:38 
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Jagan wrote:
Harry's father had recently got in touch with us. The family had very lovingly put together a tribute book about him. They offered to mail anyone a copy if they are interested. I had suggested that putting a PDF for download is more convenient as there may be quite a few dozen of us here interested.

He had very kindly made available the PDF version of the tribute book which can be viewed on Google Docs at
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B8 ... y=CPOqvfEH

You can directly download the PDF from https://docs.google.com/uc?export=downl ... y=CPOqvfEH

That's utterly heartbreaking. RIP Harish.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP B Harry
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2010 08:43 
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Jagan wrote:
Harry's father had recently got in touch with us. The family had very lovingly put together a tribute book about him. They offered to mail anyone a copy if they are interested. I had suggested that putting a PDF for download is more convenient as there may be quite a few dozen of us here interested.

He had very kindly made available the PDF version of the tribute book which can be viewed on Google Docs at
https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B8 ... y=CPOqvfEH

You can directly download the PDF from https://docs.google.com/uc?export=downl ... y=CPOqvfEH


A moving tribute indeed.

Good thinking Jagan. I have downloaded and saved a personal copy.


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2010 09:23 
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words fail me to express tribute to a person achieved so much so soon. i have downloaded and saved a copy of the pdf file.


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2010 09:24 
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RIP Harry! Thank you for sharing your passion and part of your life with us. India is blessed to have had a son like you!
:( :(


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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2010 09:35 
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Such a heartbreaking tribute. I wish their parents strength. RIP Harry.


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