- Category: Jets and Growth 1948-64
- Last Updated: Monday, 23 July 2018 05:17
- Written by P V S Jagan Mohan
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Many years ago (circa 2002) we published the story of Flight Cadet Balan Menon and the escapade that caused his exist from the Air Force. Balan Menon passed away on 24th April 2018 at 1630 hrs, due to respiratory complications, at the old age home in Thumba (Trivandrum).
"A man with a brilliant mind, determination and undying passion for aviation, a maverick who lived by his own rules of right or wrong, never afraid to explore frontiers of science and technology far ahead of his peergroup, a man who could have achieved fame and fortune but didn't care; he has left us quietly." ~ Wg Cdr U G Kartha
Now Updated with the contents of an old letter - that Balan's late mother has written fifteen years ago when she read this article.