It was with sorrow that I learnt today that Wing Commander RKS Sisodia, the Ministry of Defence spokesperson in Shillong passed away last night. I met him very briefly in July when he was in Delhi on temporary deputation. He was of immense help and personally present when I interviewed Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Fali Major at Vayu Bhawan that month. Following this, he was also of tremendous personal help to our channel's correspondents who were in Bihar to report on the flood relief operations. I remember the frantic calls I made to him in Purnea -- he would always assure me with a great deal of humour that things were being taken care of. He's the only person I know who had the positive energy to forward SMS jokes from the middle of flooded Bihar. He was 40, and leaves behind his wife and three young sons. Rest in peace.