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Monday, December 10, 2012

N.Balakumar Remembered with Affection - E-Mail from N.D. Amerasekera

Dear Lucky,

I am deeply saddened to hear the loss of another friend from our great batch of 1962. Bala was a great guy with a lovely sense of humour. I last met him at Somasunderam's batch reunion in Manchester probably around 1997. We talked a lot and enjoyed a good laugh and a whisky. It was a long night when we danced the jig unashamedly. We shared many fond memories of the good and the hard times in Medical College.

 He was a respected General Practitioner in Huddersfield surrounded by green hills and deep valleys close to the Yorkshire Dales. Bala enjoyed the clean air and the solitude of the English countryside. He had a strong sense of right and wrong which we acknowledged at Medical College. He fought for his rights with great courage throughout his life. Bala was a much valued member of the community in which he lived since he emigrated in the 1970's.

He was bedevilled with poor health in his final years and was grateful for the support of his close family.

I remember Bala with much affection and recall his unstinting support for the numerous pranks throughout our days at Medical College. He never missed those lavish functions, trips and reunions, then.

May he find Eternal Peace

Regards

Nihal

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