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Obituary of Hugh Carless (TH 1947) on BBC Radio 4's The Last Word

2 February 2012

We are sorry to announce the death of British Diplomat Hugh Carless (TH 1947). He was a gifted linguist, who was admired for his integrity and intellect. He was born in India, where his father was working in the civil service. Hugh was posted all over the world, but in 1951 he was sent to Afghanistan. He was immortalised in Eric Newby's 'A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush'.

You can hear more on BBC Radio 4's The Last Word, which hears from his son Ronnie Carless and from his friend, the adventurer and writer Benedict Allen and the writer and artist Alexander Maitland: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01b1nkk

Born 22 April 1925 and died 20 December 2011.

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