On March 15th, 2002, the Sherwood Community
was stunned and grieved at the sudden passing
away of 'PCK' who had served the
college for 25 years, first as Estate Manager
and then as Mess Manager.
'Chand', as he was known to me, was
not only a loyal and faithful colleague, but
a friend whom I could trust implicitly in any
given circumstances. He was one of those of a
fast-diminishing breed of men who put duty
before self, and the honour and reputation of
the college above all else. He never flinched
from standing up for what he felt was right
in the larger interest of the community. Men
of his integrity, commitment to duty and the
ideal of service are an asset to any
In Chand's passing on, I felt a deep sense of
personal loss and grief that has been
difficult to come to terms with these past
two months. 'Chand' was a very private man.
He kept very much to himself, and we met
socially very rarely, but I knew he was
always there for Sherwood and that is what
friendship is really about - trust. He lived
up to it till the very end.
"Well done, thou good and faithful
servant", would be a befitting epitaph
for the man and his service to Sherwood.