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Brig. RayC RIP

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Nikhil T » 03 Jun 2015 07:36

So sad to hear this. RayC sir's posts were educational to many of us jingos. Condolences to the family and may God bless the soul.

Nikhil

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Rupesh » 03 Jun 2015 07:51

My condolences to Brig. RayC's family.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Srivastav » 03 Jun 2015 09:41

Bhagwan aapki atma ko shanti de

My heartfelt condolences to his family

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Nitesh » 03 Jun 2015 09:42

Bhagwan aapki atma ko shanti de sir.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Picklu » 03 Jun 2015 10:06

I still remember the sudden change of tone of Debjani from jovial to staccato in BRF conversations and then the corresponding gender change. May your soul find peace.

My heartfelt condolences to his family.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Gagan » 03 Jun 2015 10:27

Rest In Peace Ray C sir,
A soldier and a fellow forum member, you will be missed.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby SSridhar » 03 Jun 2015 13:01

Quite shocked to know that Brig. RayC has passed away. My deepest condolences to his wife and the rest of his family. Salute & RIP, sir I cherish the period you were on board here.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Rakesh » 03 Jun 2015 19:06

Rest in Peace Sir. You will be missed.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby member_28609 » 03 Jun 2015 20:17

RIP sir

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Ramesh » 03 Jun 2015 23:08

RIP Sir.
You will be missed.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Hitesh » 04 Jun 2015 01:43

Rest in peace, my friend Ray. I will drink a toast to you, sir!

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Prem » 04 Jun 2015 04:20

May you soon come back home again , soldiering on wearing new body!!

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Khalsa » 04 Jun 2015 06:12

A wonderful and insightful person. It was a pleasure to interact with him and read his posts.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.


We Will

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Sumeet » 04 Jun 2015 08:48

You will be missed. May you be born in better India again.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Dipanker » 04 Jun 2015 08:57

I enjoyed reading his posts. I hadn't read any post from in a while and was wondering about him. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, may the god provide peace to his soul.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Sridhar K » 04 Jun 2015 11:57

Sad to hear the news. Condolences to his family and hope his atma attain shanti.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Baikul » 04 Jun 2015 13:17

Just as there is a concept that is broadly expressed as an idea of India, the Brigadier was my idea of an Indian army officer. Go gently, soldier.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Aaryan » 04 Jun 2015 15:27

Sad news. Condolences to his family and hope his atma attain shanti. May you get Moksha sir..

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby member_20453 » 04 Jun 2015 16:17

My deepest Condolences to Sir Brigadier Ray, a true soldier, a wise practitioner of the core values of a patriot. May his soul rest in piece. May this beautiful land of ours continue to produce more leaders/officers/patriots like him. I humbly take off my hat to this man and raise my palm in salutations. May his family find comfort and solace in this time of grief.

Ray Sir we will miss you & we thank you for your exemplary service to this nation and your gems of wisdom in many forums. May you walk with with the Gods and the Angels, teaching them a thing or two about what it is to be a soldier in the Indian Army

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Yusuf » 04 Jun 2015 19:59

Thanks to Shiv I came to know of this thread.

Brig Ray wasn't well for sometime with his heart condition. But a true soldier that he was with high spirits, he kept going on.

His last message was I need to get admitted to hospital, not before sending a whatsapp voice message commending the work we put into DFI. We had just come back on after a few days of being down & changing software which he really took a liking for.

I had the privilege of meeting him 4 times. Last time was just a few months ago where he invited me for lunch to his home. Spent a good 5-6 hours with him!

It's a personal loss for me is what I can say.

May he Rest In Peace.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby pragnya » 05 Jun 2015 09:31

salute RayC sir. it was so educational - reading your posts. RIP sir.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby AdityaM » 05 Jun 2015 11:17

May you attain Peace, Dear Sir!

I have been meaning to read this site for many years. http://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/rum-bum-and-mouthorgan-and-other-indian-army-stories.22038/
Hope you all enjoy his narrative here

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby ramana » 06 Jun 2015 02:16

Yusuf, How lucky of you to have met him and be in touch.

As a tribute to Brig. RayC, should we pdf his stories and have them on Amazon with his family's permission?

Please check.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby ajay_hk » 06 Jun 2015 05:17

Salute and RIP Sir - you will be missed by many. May you rest in peace. Thank you for your services to desh sir. Deepest heartfelt condolences to family & friends.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby vsunder » 06 Jun 2015 05:37

Brig. Raychaudhuri came from a distinguished family. His cousin was the distinguished astrophysicist Amal Raychaudhuri whose work is fundamental in the Hawking-Penrose theory of singularity formulation in Cosmology. I once had exchanged emails with Brigadier sahib about his distinguished cousin who had just passed away in 2005. In his posts he was thoughtful, insightful and treated everyone with courtesy and respect, a true professional. May his tribe increase.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amal_Kumar_Raychaudhuri

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby KJo » 06 Jun 2015 06:08

How old was RayCji?

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby SBajwa » 06 Jun 2015 19:56

Salute!! May Waheguru gave peace to the departed soul.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby deejay » 06 Jun 2015 21:21

Salute Sir! Thank you for sharing your stories and wisdom.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby mohan » 06 Jun 2015 23:37

A sad day. Thank you sir, for participating in this forum and sharing your experience and wisdom. You will be missed!

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Aditya G » 07 Jun 2015 09:11

Brig SK Raychaudhur was one of the first ex servicement to post on BR forums - at a time when BR was the only Indian mil forum on the internet. I also had a chance to exchange private emails with him, which were full of his knowledge and wisdom.

I remember reading his posts on warfare in mountainous terrains with great interest. He was a CO of an infantry battalion, which he described as the best post one could hold in the Army.

I believe his daughter was also a member of the forum. My condolences.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Rahul M » 07 Jun 2015 12:40

He was also Deputy Div Commander of 8th Mtn Div during kargil. some of his exploits as part of ghatak ptn were most interesting to say the least.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Satya_anveshi » 07 Jun 2015 23:04

Harthik Shraddhanjali to the brave son of Bharat mata. May your life continue to inspire younger generations in helping secure our national integrity and realize its true potential.

May your atman be in the company of Bharat Mata always.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby krisna » 08 Jun 2015 00:19

Condolences to Brig RayC family.
Sad to know of his demise.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Abhay_S » 08 Jun 2015 01:54

RIP Sir.

Brig Rayc's Posts on the Kargil Thread are invaluable.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Raja Bose » 08 Jun 2015 11:28

I just noticed this thread and for a moment I could not believe the thread title! :( The Brigadier was a soldier's soldier and I had the good fortune of interacting with him over phone and internet though we never met face to face. He helped us a lot with his IA contacts during the QuickClot donation effort when even certain IA personnel were giving us the round around.

It seems strange in retrospect but on the night of May 30th, I was in my hotel room in Durban South Africa, ready to go to bed before the Comrades Marathon and for some unknown reason I felt the urge to go online and read one of my favourite funny stories from RayC, "The Telephone and the Whore" even though I had probably read it a dozen times before. Life is strange and intriguing sometimes.

Let me post the link here which has all the RayC stories. Read them and enjoy! They are written by a man who could wield the pen and the sword equally well, always to defend others, never in spite.

Rum, Bum and Mouthorgan and other Indian Army stories

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby member_24684 » 08 Jun 2015 11:29

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Brig Gen Ray

Image

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Denis » 09 Jun 2015 09:33

RIP Sir.

I count myself as extremely fortunate to have interacted with you on email 6 years back. The Kargil Vijay photo that you shared will continue to tug at heart and inspire as always.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby Kartik » 09 Jun 2015 11:33

Oh God..RayC sir passed away? Used to read his posts way back but of late he wasn't to be seen on BRF..my deepest condolences to his family. :(

RIP sir, and thank you for your service to the nation.

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby nramprabhu » 10 Jun 2015 03:00

Sad News .. RIP Sir .

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Re: Brig. RayC RIP

Postby gashish » 10 Jun 2015 05:38

Sad news. Condolences to his family. Shradanjali to Brig RayC.

Probably missed a breath when I read the title of this thread.
I have never interacted with him in person or on internet, but have always read his posts with great interest as a lurker. He left imprints even on those whom he never met. thats one mark of a good soul.


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