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Old 05-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Bala Padmanabhan (Curryinahurry)

Bala is in hospital in intensive care/post-op recovery after having a triple by-pass.

However things are not going well and Bala is in a lot of trouble. Whatever your connections are to the Big Man a few thoughts and prayers would go real well at the moment, Bala is needing every one of them.

A lot of people here will know him and have had the pleasure of his company - he was one of the first people I met after buying Ms Piggy and I was struck by his infectious and outgoing personality. He is a natural comedian and his self deprecating humour has many around him rolling around laughing.

At the moment only family members are allowed to visit and he may still be in an induced coma.

I hope very much that he pulls through this.

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #2
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Shit, this is not good, he's bloody nice bloke
get well Bala, anyone calling in to see him please pass on my regards,
need to see him back on deck but I know it will be a long road to recovery
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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Bala is in hospital in intensive care/post-op recovery after having a triple by-pass.

However things are not going well and Bala is in a lot of trouble. Whatever your connections are to the BIg Man a few thoughts and prayers would go real well at the moment, Bala is needing every one of them.

A lot of people here will know him and have had the pleasure of his company - he was one of the first people I met after buying Ms Piggy and I was struck by his infectious and outgoing personality. He is a natural comedian and his self deprecating humour has many around him rolling around laughing.

At the moment only family members are allowed to visit and he may still be in an induced coma.

I hope very much that he pulls through this.

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He certainly is one of the funniest men I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Listening to him telling about his trip through eastern Europe had me in tears of laughter.

I'm not religious (RC= retired catholic) but have some influential family with good connections to JC and will ask them to put in a good word for Bala.

Fingers crossed that he pulls through.
I kept telling him to bloody well ease off those Vinadloo's
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Sending positive thought his way.
I spoke to him a couple of weeks back and he told me about the needing the op.

John please keep us updated when the club hears news.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:20 PM   #5
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Jock Adams (OldOzy) wanted someone to post this here:

I would really like someone to please post up how sad i feel about Bala , i consider him a good friend and knowing he is fighting for his life saddens me . these are the times that being locked out from your community hurt the most.

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Cheers, Bala. Be strong.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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Bala is a DEAD SET LEGEND!!


Sending you Positive thoughts BALA !!
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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Don't know the man from a crow - and from what's been said here, that sounds like my loss - he seems to be my kind of people.
No bloody point in talking to JC - I'm guessing that Bala's probably a Hindu or Bhuddist? So better hug a cow and get busy with the bells.
I'm sure he's getting the best care available and pretty soon he'll be telling people it only hurts when he laughs.
Best wishes from this side.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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Sending all my love and strength to you Bala!

Love to his family at his bedside. Bala is very special to all of us!
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #9
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I'm following Bala's progress on the email group JV.

Belinda and I are sending all our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.

I've spent a cold night around a camp-fire with Bala and a few others, knocking over more than a few beers and listening to his tales of travels.
Plenty of mirth and absolutely no thought given to a very chilly mountain air atmosphere, it took a long time for us all to disperse to our assorted tents that night.

He is popular at the monthly pre meeting dinners at the pub as well.

Thanks John, for spreading the word to the wider riding community who may also know and ride with Bala.

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #10
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we were just talking about the night we met bala at the ocr on the weekend at springsure with loads of laughs nearly two years later

what a legend

i hope he puts up the good fight and come good so we can share more of his adventures again
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #11
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Bala is a really great bloke i really hope all goes well my thoughts and prays are with you
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:46 PM   #12
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Sending positive thought his way.
I spoke to him a couple of weeks back and he told me about the needing the op.

John please keep us updated when the club hears news.
Russ
Will do mate. Paul E from the club is in contact and visits him. His mum and sister are constantly with him - his mum is a surgeon too, I understand.

First of all he has to get over this hump. Then look at his options, which either way will include a long road to recovery...

Be good if people could post pix of him, keep the humour up. It is certainly down at the moment

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #13
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Bugga Bugga Bugga. One of the funniest blokes around a campfire it's ever been my pleasure to meet, and a bloody nice bloke. Anyone in contact please pass on my best wishes for a decent recovery.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:55 PM   #14
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That's very worrying news.

Only met Bala once at a TTT, although I have always enjoyed reading his occasional posts and threads on here. As others have said, a friendly, funny, self-deprecating guy.

I join all others here in offering my best wishes and hopes for a full and speedy recovery, with worrying news turning to good news.

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #15
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we were just talking about the night we met bala at the ocr on the weekend at springsure with loads of laughs nearly two years later

what a legend

i hope he puts up the good fight and come good so we can share more of his adventures again


Met him there with you too. A very funny bloke. Hope he pulls through OK so he can get back out there riding and getting more funny stories to tell. Thinking of you Bala and my best wishes are coming your way
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