Brig. Jarnail Singh Sandhu, World War II veteran from Faridkot State, passed away peacefully at his Chandigarh home on December 14, 2014. He did his MSc from Punjab University, Lahore under the guidance of Dr. Shanti Swarup (later founder of CSIR). He was selected for doctoral studies at King’s College, London but opted to join the Indian army. He saw active service in Burma during World War II where he commanded a field company. He commanded the Faridkot State forces. He was interviewed at Singapore and selected for the IAS but chose to remain in the Army. The greater part of his military service was spent in engineering works, including planning and design. He successfully executed two ambitious time-bound projects. One of these, the Amar project, was construction of fifteen hundred houses within a period of six months in Ambala Cantt. At its peak this project employed three thousand skilled and ten thousand unskilled workers daily. The project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nehru. Brig. Sandhu was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal for this achievement. The second project, named the Bhandara Siding Project, was construction of a large explosive factory on a six thousand acre plot near Nagpur, comprising production units, labs magazines, housing estate, and railway siding and service. He retired from the Indian Army after 28 years of service as Zonal Chief Engineer, Delhi. Subsequently he served as Registrar of IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi respectively. In association with senior architects Mr. Siali and Mr. Rakhra he designed the building of Gurudwara Hemkunt Sahib. Situated at a height of fifteen thousand feet on the banks of a natural lake, the shrine is visited by thousands of devotees every year. He was a founder, and current President, of the Corps of Engineers Veterans’ Association, Chandigarh. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. His elder son is Director of the Institute for Cyber Security at the University of Texas in San Antonio. His younger son is Senior Consultant Psychiatry – working in Max Hospital, Chandigarh and Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana. His daughter retired as a Director in the Canadian Civil Service. Bhog and antim ardas will be conducted at Gurudwara Sahib, Sector 19, Chandigarh on Dec. 21, 2014 at 12 noon.