Always in Our Hearts
It is with great sorrow the family shares the sad news of the passing of Ambassador Bal Anand, who left for his heavely abode on Friday 29 July 2022.
Born in a humble beginnings, he rose through academic excellence to become a Professor at a young age. He then went on to qualify and join the Indian Foreign Service, completing a long distinguished career as a diplomat in destinations all over the world. He served as an India's Ambassador and High Commissioner in Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Armenia, New Zealand, Samoa, Nauru and Kiribati (ref: Diplomat's Journey & Amb Bal Anand Profile).
Well versed in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu languages, he was also fluent in Persian, thus had a deep interest in Literature and Poetry. He regularly wrote his thoughts in this blog and after retirement he authored several books and magazines in Punjabi and English. He shared his life's rich journey in his writings, and always enthusiastically responded when invited to lecture. One of the aspects he most treasured was all the great friends he made along the way.
The early loss of parents, being the eldest in his generation, and his young achievements meant that he had to be the strength others counted upon. In his fearless and optimistic drive he helped advance everyone's outlook. With his deep recall he helped bridge our past inheritance to the ever changing future. He passed on his artistic, human, scientific and technical curiosity to his children, not by decree but by gentle nudging and inspiring. He will ever be dearly loved by his children, Varoon and Aditya, his grandchildren, Krysharohan & Antariksh, and his life-long-fellow-traveller, his wife Aradhana.
Details of Final Ceremonies:
Please join us for
- Cremation on Saturday, 30th July at 1pm at Moksh Dham Shamshan Ghat in Greater Noida (Map location link)
- Prayer Meeting on Wednesday 3rd August at 12pm at Gurudwara Sri Guru Kalgidhar Singh Sabha in Greater Noida, Knowledge Park 3 (Map location link)
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