Tuesday, December 23, 2008

R.I.P. Wing Commander RKS Sisodia

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.

12 comments :

Anonymous said...

you write beautifully shiv. touching.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

I was waiting for you to put this piece up. I cried today when the press release came. Sisodia messaged me 2-3 times when the serial blasts took place in Delhi asking me if I was ok, whether I was out or at home etc.

Just 40, and all this...imagine.
He used to message me jokes and also sometimes colourful sher-o-shairy. Always used to enquire if all was ok with me or not and I used to complain to Upasani, that this PRO of yours is very colourful.

In that short tenure of his, we really bonded well. I used to keep asking him, about the Sukhois in Eastern Command and the changes and developments etc, and he used to say , he'll give me something exclusive.

Little did I know that one day we would recieve a press release which would have him as a subject. Upasani never told us that he was unwell.

satyen said...

I can't believe this news. Wg Cdr Sisodia was a brave and happy soul, whatever happened to him ? can someone post the details of his illness ? this is so shocking. May God give strength to the bereaved wife.

Anonymous said...

good guy ! very helpful to all. long time back he was at tezpur. may his soul rest in peace..

Anonymous said...

I havent met him
But My heart felt feelings
MAY God give strenghth to family to bear this great loss
r.i.p SISODIYA

jarnail said...

When i saw his picture on your web thought he might have got promoted but after reading the news really shocked. he was a good officer with very good sense of humour.

Anonymous said...

i also had spent some evenings at bangalore ...........very lively........very helpful and more importantly most genuine...........no counterfeits............may god give his family all the strength to face the situation

Anonymous said...

wg cdr sisodia died from severe liver cirrhosis.

Deepa said...

Heart felt condolences and sympathies. My sincere prayers to God to give his family and friends strength. RIP Wg Cdr Sisodia.

Beautifully written piece Shiv.

Anonymous said...

Siso was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis portal hyper tension and a suspected GI bleed he ultimately died of a cardiac arrest due to complications. Poor guy and a untimely death!! May his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Even I have a liver problem...but no one dies of liver cirrhosis...has to be something else.

Anonymous said...

dude i know people who died just due to hyper tension it just depends on the sitution.