Today is the first death anniversary of HAL's first employee Sri M.S. Gurappa. He was the man who typed pages after pages of conditions and clauses when noted industrialist Sri Walchand Hirachand formed the Company in 1940.This forgotten hero's stories made good reading after HAL's now defunct Corporate Communication Department discovered him. During his last lap in life, Sri Gurappa constantly got in touch with this blogger and treasured all the small goodies we gave him during our visits. His prime possesion was an HAL cap we gifted him (in pic) and always kept it safe under the pillow. His family has organized bhajans in his memory in Bangalore, today.