Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-09 Thread Victor Grigas
My condolences to BabuG's family.

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 1:59 AM, Josh Lim jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com wrote:

 Hi Viswa,

 Thank you for this stirring tribute.  Wikimedia Philippines and the
 Filipino Wikimedia community would like to share its deepest condolences
 and we hope that his family will be okay in this most trying of times.  He
 will be sorely missed by both Malayalam and non-Malayalam editors alike.

 Regards,

 Josh

  Wiadomość napisana przez ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com w
 dniu 5 mar 2015, o godz. 23:07:
 
  Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
  One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 
  Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
  several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
 son,
  Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
  escape perpetual loneliness.
 
  His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938
 in
  a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
  Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
 College
  and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.
 
  He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
 Wikipedia,
  in the year 2008.
 
  His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
  pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
  GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
 articles
  on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
  Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
  himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
  images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
  Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
 
  He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
  Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
 20-year
  long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
 Ever
  since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
  extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
 change
  lives.
 
  In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
  example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
 
  Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
  http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
 review
  on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
 
  G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
 Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover
 after a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
 health.”
 
 
  For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
  great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
  and wisdom.
 
 
  Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
  shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
  contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
 
 
  -ViswaPrabha
  (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
  http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-08 Thread Josh Lim
Hi Viswa,

Thank you for this stirring tribute.  Wikimedia Philippines and the Filipino 
Wikimedia community would like to share its deepest condolences and we hope 
that his family will be okay in this most trying of times.  He will be sorely 
missed by both Malayalam and non-Malayalam editors alike.

Regards,

Josh

 Wiadomość napisana przez ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com w dniu 5 
 mar 2015, o godz. 23:07:
 
 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 
 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.
 
 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.
 
 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.
 
 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
 
 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.
 
 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
 
 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
 
 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
 state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after a
 stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife Jagadamma
 K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”
 
 
 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.
 
 
 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
 
 
 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-08 Thread Jan-Bart de Vreede
Hi

Thank you so much for this tribute. My condolences to you and all others who 
admired and loved him.

Jan-Bart


 On 05 Mar 2015, at 16:07, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com wrote:
 
 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 
 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.
 
 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.
 
 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.
 
 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
 
 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.
 
 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
 
 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
 
 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
 state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after a
 stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife Jagadamma
 K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”
 
 
 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.
 
 
 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
 
 
 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-06 Thread Tanweer Morshed
BabuG has made remarkable contribution to the Malayalam Wikipedia.
Heartfelt condolences for his family, friends and the Malayalam Wikipedia
community.

Regards,
Tanweer
Wikimedia Bangladesh

On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 12:08 AM, Siko Bouterse sboute...@wikimedia.org
wrote:

 Viswa, thank you for writing this lovely message and sharing the story
 of BabuG.
 His memory and edits will live on. Deepest condolences to the Malayalam
 community.

 Siko

 On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 4:31 AM, Subhashish Panigrahi 
 subhash...@cis-india.org wrote:

  Dear Viswa and the Malayalam Wikimedia community,
 
  Deepest condolence for Balachandran's family for this great loss. This is
  a great loss for all of us, the entire Wikimedia community as well. May
 his
  blessed soul rest in peace.
 
  best,
  Subha
 
  Subhashish Panigrahi
  Access To Knowledge
  Centre for Internet and Society
  @psubhashish
 
 
  On 06-03-15 17:02, Anna Koval wrote:
 
  3
 
  Thank you, Viswa, for posting this tribute and sharing this eulogy.
 
  My heartfelt condolences to his wife Jagadamma, to his family, and to
 his
  wiki community.
 
  May his repose be blessed.
 
  May his memory be eternal. [1]
 
  Anna
 
  [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_Eternal_%28chant%29
 
  --
 
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  Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
  Wikimedia Foundation
  +1.415.839.6885 x6729
  ako...@wikimedia.org
  education.wikimedia.org
 
  On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) 
 vp2...@gmail.com
  
  wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
  One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 
  Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected
 by
  several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
  son,
  Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy
 to
  escape perpetual loneliness.
 
  His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October
 1938
  in
  a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
  Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
  College
  and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many
 years.
 
  He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
  Wikipedia,
  in the year 2008.
 
  His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
  pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
  GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
  articles
  on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
  Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
  himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than
 350
  images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
  Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
 
  He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
  Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
  20-year
  long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
  Ever
  since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was
 an
  extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
  change
  lives.
 
  In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
  example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
 
  Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
  http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
  review
  on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
 
  G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
  Kerala
 
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover
 after
 
  a
 
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 
  Jagadamma
 
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
  health.”
 
 
  For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
  great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in
 knowledge
  and wisdom.
 
 
  Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
  shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
  contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
 
 
  -ViswaPrabha
  (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
  http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-06 Thread Cristian Consonni
Dear Viswa,

I am sorry for this loss that the Malayalam is experiencing.
Please transmit my condoleances to his family and friends if you have
the occasion to do so.

2015-03-05 16:07 GMT+01:00 ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com:
 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.

Indeed he has.

Cristian

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-06 Thread Anna Koval
3

Thank you, Viswa, for posting this tribute and sharing this eulogy.

My heartfelt condolences to his wife Jagadamma, to his family, and to his
wiki community.

May his repose be blessed.

May his memory be eternal. [1]

Anna

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_Eternal_%28chant%29

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ako...@wikimedia.org
education.wikimedia.org

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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2015-03-06 Thread Siko Bouterse
Viswa, thank you for writing this lovely message and sharing the story
of BabuG.
His memory and edits will live on. Deepest condolences to the Malayalam
community.

Siko

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 4:31 AM, Subhashish Panigrahi 
subhash...@cis-india.org wrote:

 Dear Viswa and the Malayalam Wikimedia community,

 Deepest condolence for Balachandran's family for this great loss. This is
 a great loss for all of us, the entire Wikimedia community as well. May his
 blessed soul rest in peace.

 best,
 Subha

 Subhashish Panigrahi
 Access To Knowledge
 Centre for Internet and Society
 @psubhashish


 On 06-03-15 17:02, Anna Koval wrote:

 3

 Thank you, Viswa, for posting this tribute and sharing this eulogy.

 My heartfelt condolences to his wife Jagadamma, to his family, and to his
 wiki community.

 May his repose be blessed.

 May his memory be eternal. [1]

 Anna

 [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_Eternal_%28chant%29

 --

 Anna Koval, M.Ed.
 Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
 Wikimedia Foundation
 +1.415.839.6885 x6729
 ako...@wikimedia.org
 education.wikimedia.org

 On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:07 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
 
 wrote:

  Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
 son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938
 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
 College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
 Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
 articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
 Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
 change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
 review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
 Kerala

 state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after

 a

 stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife

 Jagadamma

 K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
 health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Andreas Kolbe
Dear Viswa,

Thank you for letting us know, and for writing such a beautiful text in
memory of your friend. Please send my condolences to his son.

Much love,
Andreas

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 3:07 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Asaf Bartov
On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Eduardo Testart etest...@gmail.com wrote:

 Hi all,

 I was thinking, it is possible to create some sort of hall of fame from/for
 Wikipedia? It would be nice that stories like this one get a place to stay
 in time.


Many wikis have a project-space page to commemorate deceased
Wikipedians[1].  There also exists a putative central location on Meta, but
it's underutilized.  Nonetheless, because I agree this was a eulogy worth
sharing, I have now pasted it there[2].

   Asaf

[1] some are listed here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deceased_editors#See_also
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deceased_editors

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Katy Love
Thank you for this tribute and for sharing more about BabuG. I appreciated
the chance to learn about him, how he came to Wikipedia, and the depth of
his experience on the sites. His story inspires me.

My condolences and sympathies are with you, BabuG's family, and the
Malayalam community on this difficult day.

Katy

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:07 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Jeevan Jose
On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 1:46 AM, Asaf Bartov abar...@wikimedia.org wrote:

 On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Eduardo Testart etest...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Hi all,
 
  I was thinking, it is possible to create some sort of hall of fame
 from/for
  Wikipedia? It would be nice that stories like this one get a place to
 stay
  in time.
 

 Many wikis have a project-space page to commemorate deceased
 Wikipedians[1].  There also exists a putative central location on Meta, but
 it's underutilized.  Nonetheless, because I agree this was a eulogy worth
 sharing, I have now pasted it there[2].

Asaf


An admin added the username to
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:Deceased_contributors#to_do.2Fadd

Jee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Shlomi Fish
Hi all,

On Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:37:13 +0530
ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 

I'm sorry to read all that. My condolences extend to his family, friends and
the people who collaborated with him online. I should note that I found the
story in the message to be touching and inspiring.

Regards,

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Andrew Lih
Condolences to the community. I let the Signpost folks know, and there will
be a writeup on this coming shortly.

-Andrew


On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

 Viswa,

 Thank you so much for letting us know of this editor's inspiring story. We
 are sorry to lose such an exemplary Wikimedian. I hope in his passing he
 had the satisfaction of feeling that in his late years he made the world a
 better place.

 Please contact me off-list if you would like this email to appear in the
 Signpost.

 Condolances to his family and the Malayalam Wikimedia community.

 Pine
 On Mar 5, 2015 7:08 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
 wrote:

  Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
 
  One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
  https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
 
  Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
  several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
 son,
  Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
  escape perpetual loneliness.
 
  His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938
 in
  a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
  Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
 College
  and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.
 
  He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
 Wikipedia,
  in the year 2008.
 
  His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
  pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
  GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
 articles
  on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
  Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
  himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
  images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
  Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
 
  He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
  Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
 20-year
  long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
 Ever
  since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
  extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
 change
  lives.
 
  In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
  example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
 
  Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
  http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
 review
  on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
 
  G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
 Kerala
   state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover
 after
  a
   stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
  Jagadamma
   K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
 health.”
 
 
  For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
  great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
  and wisdom.
 
 
  Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
  shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
  contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
 
 
  -ViswaPrabha
  (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
  http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Alex Wang
Thanks so much for this great tribute. Inspiring.

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:32 AM, Andrew Lih andrew@gmail.com wrote:

 Condolences to the community. I let the Signpost folks know, and there will
 be a writeup on this coming shortly.

 -Andrew


 On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Pine W wiki.p...@gmail.com wrote:

  Viswa,
 
  Thank you so much for letting us know of this editor's inspiring story.
 We
  are sorry to lose such an exemplary Wikimedian. I hope in his passing he
  had the satisfaction of feeling that in his late years he made the world
 a
  better place.
 
  Please contact me off-list if you would like this email to appear in the
  Signpost.
 
  Condolances to his family and the Malayalam Wikimedia community.
 
  Pine
  On Mar 5, 2015 7:08 AM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
  wrote:
 
   Dear Wikimedians all over the world,
  
   One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
   https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
   https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.
  
   Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected
 by
   several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his
  son,
   Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy
 to
   escape perpetual loneliness.
  
   His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October
 1938
  in
   a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
   Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering
  College
   and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many
 years.
  
   He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam
  Wikipedia,
   in the year 2008.
  
   His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
   pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
   GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured
  articles
   on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
   Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
   himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than
 350
   images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
   Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.
  
   He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
   Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a
  20-year
   long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair.
  Ever
   since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was
 an
   extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can
  change
   lives.
  
   In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
   example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.
  
   Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
   http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a
  review
   on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:
  
   G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in
  Kerala
state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover
  after
   a
stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
   Jagadamma
K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his
  health.”
  
  
   For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
   great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in
 knowledge
   and wisdom.
  
  
   Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
   shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
   contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.
  
  
   -ViswaPrabha
   (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
   http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Jeevan Jose
My deep condolences.

Jee

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:37 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
wrote:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Eduardo Testart
Hi all,

I was thinking, it is possible to create some sort of hall of fame from/for
Wikipedia? It would be nice that stories like this one get a place to stay
in time.

Just a though...
El mar. 5, 2015 12:08 PM, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com
escribió:

 Dear Wikimedians all over the world,

 One of our stalwarts at ml Wikimedia community, Wikiuser:BabuG
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug (
 https://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Babug)  expired yesterday night.

 Despite having paralyzed due to a severe stroke and severely affected by
 several subsequent health problems, he was guided to Wikipedia by his son,
 Dr. Ajay, another prominent Malayalam Wikipedian, as a possible remedy to
 escape perpetual loneliness.

 His real world name was G. Balachandran.He was born on 14th October 1938 in
 a small village off North Parur, Ernakulam District, Kerala, the
 Southernmost state of India.He  joined the Armed Forces Engineering College
 and then continued to serve the Indian Armed forces for long many years.

 He started contributing to Wikimedia, particularly to Malayalam Wikipedia,
 in the year 2008.

 His initial contributions to Malayalam Wikipedia were based upon a
 pulp-converted digital Encyclopedia, released by the Government through
 GFDL licence then.  He continued to create even more full-featured articles
 on his own, later. By 2014 October 18 - the day he edited last in
 Wikipedia- he had 1935 full-blown articles initiated and expanded by
 himself in ml.wikipedia.org. Besides, he also contributed more than 350
 images to Wikimedia commons and a handsome  amount of contributions to
 Wikisource, Wikidata and Wiktionary.

 He always attributed his renewed energy and life's aspirations to the
 Wikimedia mission, for having returned to a meaningful life after a 20-year
 long and frustrating solitude while constrained to an immobile chair. Ever
 since 2008, he stood up and started walking and moving around. His was an
 extreme example for us in Malayalam WP to showcase how Wikipedia can change
 lives.

 In almost all our Wikipedia Outreach sessions, we utilized this great
 example to motivate and excite the newcomers to WP.

 Tory Read mentioned about BabuG thus, in a document
 http://cis-india.org/internet-governance/india-chronicles.pdf, a  review
 on the state of Indian Wikimedia Communities, in 2011:

 G. Balachandran, a septuagenarian who lives outside of Ernakulum in Kerala
  state, said that working on Malayalam Wikipedia helped him recover after
 a
  stroke left him paralyzed. “He’s much sharper now,” said his wife
 Jagadamma
  K. “He’s made a lot of new friends, and that’s been good for his health.”


 For us in Malayalam Wikipedia, today is a black day, for having lost a
 great beacon on our voyage to ultimate openness and freedom in knowledge
 and wisdom.


 Yet, we feel, BabuG has made his life stamped immortal for ever and has
 shown us the pathway we should follow in continuing our humble
 contributions to the ultimate cause of mankind.


 -ViswaPrabha
 (On behalf of Malayalam Wikimedia Community)
 http://ml.wikipedia.org
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Veteran Malayalam Wikipedian BabuG signed off...

2015-03-05 Thread Arun Ramarathnam
On 5 March 2015 at 20:37, ViswaPrabha (വിശ്വപ്രഭ) vp2...@gmail.com wrote:

 Wikiuser:BabuG


Thanks Viswa for sharing the contributions and life of Babug - His story
has been truly inspiring and touching. It is people like him, their passion
and their lives that would continue to inspire the rest of us to stay
focused on contributing to wikipedia. It gives a whole different meaning
and purpose to these voluntary contributions.

Surely a stalwart like him would be dearly missed. Condolences to his
family and all wikimedians.

Perhaps we should consider starting a project or an award in his memory for
the malayalam community.

regards
Arun
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