Dr. Noel Rasquinha (47), former Karnataka State junior and senior National hockey player, passed away on Wednesday morning after a brief illness. He was a Johnite from batch 1983
A noted midfielder during his playing days, Rasquinha was in the reckoning for the National colours, but due to his medical profession, he could not seriously pursue his hockey career. He was the son of Molly Rasquinha and late Henry Rasquinha
Funeral Mass at 11.30AM at Ascension Church Da costa layout February 9th 2012
Burial at Kallpaly Cemetry Bangalore
Gerard D'mello Thanks for the info....May he Rest in Peace...
Victor Fernandes RIP
Dileep Lobo Sanjiv please convey my condolences to Noel's family. Are there any contact details available? Noel "Condorman" Rasquina was a great guy.
Rajesh Alajangi RIP.
Maya Mascarenhas May his soul rest in peace- remember him so well - especially as a super hockey player
Chinna Reddy Condolences to the family and may he rest in peace. Brilliant hockey player who taught a lot of us how to play
Nagaraj Dupakuntla Condolences
Mohan Adhyam Heartfelt condolences to the family, and eternal peace to Noel.
Jyothy Puthumana Sanjiv, thanks for letting us know.He was a magician with the hockey stick in our eyes - truly awe inspiring .Condolences for the master !
Borys Mascarenhas Very Very Sad news. Gem of a guy. He was nicknamed Condorman because of his Broad shoulders! Used to call him Goran after the Tarzan comics. He was always grateful that my Dad had a big role to play in his getting into Johns. Besides being an outstanding hockey player he was a GEM of a guy. I knew him when he played hockey for our rivals St. Germains school. He was pretty ordinary then but evolved in a few years into an extraordinary player who could easily have played at the senior level for the country if he desired. Personally, he was the kindest, most generous and easygoing guy around. I was sad to learn that he was afflicted with depression that is a familial trait, sadly not of his own doing! RIP Condorman, you will be sorely missed!
Joseph Monteiro RIP Noel Rasquinha.Tragic end to a great hockey genius.
Anil Britto Prayers & condolences to his family.Spent alot of time with Condo during which I greatly admired him a as GOOD soul, great passion & skill on the hockey fiield & his most admirable quality was his HUMILITY.Condo,you have inspired so many during your brief stay.
Bobby Joseph Really sad news! Pity too that most of us had no clue as to his whereabouts in recent years. He was the one man who drew folks to the hockey field - some to play alongside, others to watch in awe. Coincidence that this should come in the week when the Isaac Abraham Hockey Tournament is in progress. May his sould rest in peace.
Thabit Ahmed RIP
Cajetan Tellis I AM REALLY SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT THIS.
Vincent Arockiasamy RIP Noel.
Savio Pereira RIP.
Anil Abraham Wonderful to hear the things people remember about him. The good human being part, kind and gnerous and the tremendous hockey talent will stay with the Johnite family. RIP
Alfred Augustine RIP Condorman .
Jerome Irai Ezhil Bosco We've heard a lot about him. Wish we knew him personally!! RIP
Brian Martis Dear friends
I wanted to share with you all that I spoke with Aunty Molly (Noel's mum) and conveyed our sorrow, respect and support. I requested my dad who will be at the funeral this morning to ask aunty and the family if/how we could be ...of help. I know many Johnites will be there as well and would appreciate if one of you in Bangalore could kindly help coordinate our suggested efforts to celebrate and honor Noel’s life and memory.
Noel was brilliant, genuinely humble and a generous, kind and fun loving person. He was my senior, hockey mentor, D Block first floor neighbor and cousin. In learning about his untimely death I feel deep sorrow but also considerable anger at life’s unfairness. On the other hand, I hope Noel’s brief life inspires me to be more grateful, generous and humble. I also feel grateful to be part of this Johnite family.
Richard Dias Was really sorry to hear about Condor. My condolences to his mother and family.
Trevor '78. Hi Irwin and the rest of the alumni,
sad news indeed. A genuine person and truly a great hockey player who
could have played for India had he not chosen medicine as a career.
My condolences to his family.