Sad Demise – Sam Fredoon Pedder

It is sad informing you that

Sam Peddar, pilot with the Royal Indian Air force during the  early 1940’s, who along with the  Engineer brothers saw action in
the then N.W.F. Provinces &  Burma. Later he and Jangoo Engineer opted for  Air India,  he was the Chief Instructor  with Air India,

one who also  flew the  Holy  Fires  from Aden to Bombay in the 1970s. He  passed away in London earlier  today April 22, 2017.

exactly five years to the day that he had a stroke.


He willed his body to the London Anatomy Office for medical research.
According to Sam’s wishes, there will be no funeral. If anyone wishes to donate in Sam’s memory,

please do so either to Oxfam, Greenpeace (UK or India) or to the Bhopal Medical Fund (

The latter is the only charity providing free medical aid to the tens of thousands of victims of the Union Carbide gas leak.


Hope the attached collage of Sam’s journey through life leaves those who knew him with happy memories.



Rusi Sorabji


  • may his soul rest in peace

  • May his soul rest in peace. May God give strength to his wife to bear the loss

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