Somi’s Song

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Cathedral & John Connon School, Bombay. School Colours awarded to Somindra Hazari for Rugby & Boxing, 1979-1980

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Sunil Khanna (Kheru)Somi’s schoolmate from 1st till 12th std. (1967 – 1978/1979)

Prima in Indis, Gateway of Somindra

Teacher’s Pest with his face in Jest

Here in Bombay we are thinking and grieving

Somi, our buddy, we give you the best.

Out on the maidan at Rugby or Boxing,

Or now in our hearts resting in heaven,

We will try never to forget or leave you,

So that in life we may serve you the best

Somi Somi! Live it up, Somi!

Cathedral & John Connon School Rugby team, 1978. L-R. Seated: Rajesh Sachdev, Sanjay Khanna, Mr. Wally Abrahams (deceased), Virendra Ahuja (Rugby Captain, deceased), Mr Nepali, Karan Singh, Sunil Khanna (Kheru). Standing: Shrenik Nanavati, Nilesh Somaiya, Neville Moos, Sanjay Kohli, Ravi Khote, Mohan Paniker, Sandeep Mathrani, Somindra Hazari (deceased)

Wherever your love may be cast,

Somi first, Somi next, Somi last,

Somi Somi! Live it up, Somi!

Large as a mountain and plain as a Child

Wide sweeping humor with soul blowing clean,

This is our friendship – ours to defend it

Ours now to follow where Somi has been.

Out on the maidan Somi Chews and Brews

He will train and will strengthen us playing the game.

Then when he left to go forth to his lifework,

He won for our race and our School a fair name.

Somi Somi! Live it up, Somi!

Cathedral & John Connon School Boxing team, 1978. L-R. Sitting: Sanjay Ghosh, Mr Pal, Sanjay Khanna (Boxing Captain), Mr Wally Abrahams (deceased), Juddah Gabbe (deceased). Standing: Phiroze Dubash, Vikram Malani, Kevin Malaney, Somindra Hazari (deceased)

Wherever your love may be cast,

Somi first, Somi next, Somi last,

Somi Somi! Live it up, Somi!

Years will roll on, and Somi still be swaying,

Out on the maidan that’s down by the food

Pens will be driven by back benchers in classrooms

Where we are dreaming like Somi we shall be.

Out on the maidan while the pub lights lengthen,

Still will re-echo the old Somi cry-

Live it up, Somi!
Let it rip ! Let it thunder !

Let it resound to you in the Orient Sky.!”

Somi Somi! Live it up, Somi!

Cathedral & John Connon School, National Cadet Corps (NCC). Best Troop in Maharashtra, 1975. L-R Kneeling: Rajat Sampat, Phiroze Soonawalla, Yatin Saraiya (deceased),Sundeep Honnekkeri. Seated: Sanjeev Aggarwal, Zarir Baliwala, Dr Wagh, Somindra Hazari, Sam Todywala. Standing: Phillip Thomas Kovilakath, Arun Rao.

Wherever your love may be cast,

Somi first, Somi next, Somi last,

Somi! Somi ! Live it up, Somi!

The Cathedral & John Connon School Song

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