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sad demise of Stephen (Steven) Fernandes - XI-B batch of 1972 on 18 Oct. 2016

School buddies .... I am quite dazed and confused with the sudden death of Stephen (Steven) Fernandes - {XI-B batch of 1972} on 18 Oct. 2016. Stephen (Steven) Fernandes funeral mass will be held at St Theresa's Church in Bandra this Sunday 23 Oct. 2016 at 2.30pm. Cremation will be at Shivaji Park crematorium thereafter.

May Stephen's soul find everlasting rest !!! While I was in XI-A batch of 1972,  he was my class-mate at St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra during our earlier years in school. We spent many many years together in various standards (classes).

Stephen Fernandes was Loyola House Captain during the academic year 1971-72 i.e in our FINAL year of school. This was the year we were in XI standard.

sad death of Hoshang Irani (now he is called Hoshang Boman)

 Hoshang Irani (my batch-mate-1972 pass-out -- he was in Std. XI-C) was murdered on the auspicious day of Christmas (25 Dec 2011- Sunday) at his new home in Dahisar (West). He moved from Bandra (West) to Dahisar (West) about 3-4 months back. There he was alone between 10.00 pm and 11.45 pm when his life was cut short and he was murdered. Today's Times of India (27 Dec 2011) has a news item on page 5 and an announcement about Uthamna on page 10.

Hoshi (as we his class-mates called him) was a soft hearted, kind and caring person. Today (27 Dec 2011)I attended his Uthamna along with Kushru Dalal (another 72 batch guy and very close to Hoshi) at Doongerwadi, Kemps Corner from 03.30 pm to 05.00 pm. It is worth mentioning that no other Batch-mate attended.

Hoshi ... I will always miss you, friend. But I do realise that God needs you more than you were needed here on earth.

/rajiv bhasin -- batch of 1972 -- std. XI-A.


Terence D'lima expired on 10 Feb. 2010 - batch of 1972

Another boy from batch of 72, Terence D'lima died on 10 Feb 2010 at Nair Hospital at Mumbai Central. I understand that he died of 'multiple organ failure'.

In a span of two weeks, two boys have died from 72 batch ....

Terence had his right leg amputed sometime in May 2009 and he was recovering quite well (at least, thats what he told me ...). I had postad a few blogs on Terence D'lima sometime during March, April, May or June 2009 stating his condition and he seemed to be doing pretty much OK.

Terence was residing at Neral (near Matheran, Karjat). He was very knowledgable on the flora and fauna in and around Matheran. he was also knpwledgable on the Heritage sites in Mumbai, Pune etc. He was a bachelor.

His Mass and Funeral was held today (12 Feb 2010) at 4.00 pm at St Peters' Seaside Cemetary. I made it a point to attend the mass and funeral. At the funeral, I met over 15-16 guys from 72 batch and we all recollected the times that we had at our GREAT school. But needless to mention, the atmosphere was somber.

After the ceremony was over, we went to Vivian Fernandes' home (he lives very close to St Peters' Seaside Cemetary, and we have decided to meet more often. For starters, we have fixed 20 Feb 2010 (Sat) at Khar Gymkhana at 6.30 pm as the meeting point or whatever.

stay connected with your batchmates (and if possible, your school-mates), guys. life is too short to hold grudges.

sad demise of Ainsley Athaide - batch of 1972

I am rather late in submitting a sad news that my batchmate of 72, Ainsley Athaide expired of a sudden heart attack on 26 Jan 2010 at Mumbai. The funeral took place on 28 Jan 2010 at St Peters' Seaside Cemetary at 4.00 pm.

He had attended the 'Bond of Boys' function in Jan 2009 ... yes Jan 2009. (He did not attend the Jan 2010 'Bond of Boys' program). We have two lovely pictures of Ainsley having a GREAT time at the Jan 2009 program. I will try and up-load these two pics shortly.

Most regretably, I could not attend his funeral, but i found out that a lot of 72 batch boys attended the Mass and subsequent funeral.

May GOD grant Ainsley eternal Peace.

Welcome Neil, to SSESA.

Neil, good that you have joined SSESA 3 days back. Welcome. Hope to see you at the GRAND reunion on 10 th Jan 2010.

met with Nestor Nazarath - my class mate from 72 batch.

I met Nestor Nazareth on 15 oct 09 at his Office at Pali Village, 16 Road, Bandra at about 10.30 am. We spent a great 35-40 minutes going back in time & remembering the excellent time we had in school.

Stay in touch, guys ....... life is exciting.

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