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vaibhav_arora

Well-Known Member
Hello

As a moderator on Indiamike, few quick clarifications on the above -

1. Delhiwala and Dilliwala were two distinct members. Dilliwala was very well versed with uttarakhand hills and used to advise frequently, he wasn't a moderator though. Delhiwala was a moderator and retired from that role before I became one.

2. We are aware of Dilliwala's sad demise a few months ago. On request from his family the details were not shared widely. We are not aware of anything untoward happening to Delhiwala at this point of time - however as of this morning the forum is down due to technical issues - so if it happened in last ten hours I cannot say.

hope this helps.
 
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citymonk

Super User
Hello

As a moderator on Indiamike, few quick clarifications on the above -

1. Delhiwala and Dilliwala were two distinct members. Dilliwala was very well versed with uttarakhand hills and used to advise frequently, he wasn't a moderator though. Delhiwala was a moderator and retired from that role before I became one.

2. We are aware of Dilliwala's sad demise a few months ago. On request from his family the details were not shared widely. We are not aware of anything untoward happening to Delhiwala at this point of time - however as of this morning the forum is down due to technical issues - so if it happened in last ten hours I cannot say.

hope this helps.
Thanks a Lot Vaibhav for Clarifying who has gone. That is why I specifically clarified
Delhiwala might by mistake has been confused with Dilliwala. There is also lot of Age diffrence between two.

Delhiwala must be hail and hearty.
Although he has not replied to My PM since day before yesterday by his account is active.
Maybe it is more then Year he was active on India Mike.

Could not check the exact date as site is down with error messege.
 

cat

Senior Billi
Even i remember the name on indiamike, >10 ago. Which of the 2, i don't know.

@citymonk You still go there, indiamike forum? There was an interesting guy i knew there, English guy, lives near Uttarkashi...Then I knew the wife on Fb and it turned out they are close friends of WhereEaglesDare.............and I have some traditional Braj songs by a lady that turned out to be a friend of hers.
 
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citymonk

Super User
Even i remember the name on indiamike, >10 ago. Which of the 2, i don't know.

@citymonk You still go there, indiamike forum? There was an interesting guy i knew there, English guy, lives near Uttarkashi...Then I knew the wife on Fb and it turned out they are close friends of WhereEaglesDare.............and I have some traditional Braj songs by a lady that turned out to be a friend of hers.

One is Dilliwalla and other is Delhiwala. Dilliwala was original person and later Delhiwala got inspired by this Avtar name. As he joined much later so he used a bit different spellings of Dilli to Delhi.

No wonder till date people get confused with them. ?

Delhiwala is much younger then Dilliwala.

What I get from Vaibhav is that original Dilliwala has gone.

Now that Eagle dares is our Tilak Soni and Paleface is that British fellow living near Uttarkashi in
Uttrakhand, LivinginHimalyas is his wife. Tilak is friend of both and has too migrated to Uttar Kashi in Uttrakhand.

I seldom visit there now but yes sometimes do post there.
 

Awara

Active Member
What does one write for a person whom I have never met but his passing away feels like a deep personal loss.

Yogesh always responded to comments and his response was always kind, caring and genuine. His pictures were inspiring but more was his spirit and love for travel. I remember reading a travel log where he just went to the bus station and travelled to a place he had heard about - 2 days of travel in normal state bus to the destination, an overnight stay and then back to Delhi. This 4-day bus ride travel evoked numerous emotions - envy, a deep desire to travel like that, and admiration.

I have spent hours on this forum, reading about places that I dream of travelling to, reading about places that I have been to. Yogesh made this possible - he created the forum but more than that he managed it with the help of like-minded people. I have admired many here, follow them on other social media platforms, befriended them on FB. This was possible only because I got to know them through their T-logs on the platform that Yogesh created.

May he rest in peace and strength to the family. Loss of a loved one always remains and he was loved - dearly,
Just learnt of this tragic happening today while reading Shajal Sheth's Solo Spiti Valley Ride. Deeply shocked. I too never met him personally but have the same feelings like this post by Asmita. Couldn't have put it better. Feel a sudden vacuum. May the Almighty grant eternal peace to his soul and give his near and dear ones the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

And for Yogesh's dear sister, Anupama, heartfelt condolences but also a big thank you for continuing his (and our) dreams by keeping BCMTouring going.
 
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