Nagrota Attack: Mortal Remains of Martyrs Consigned to Flames In Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Family members mourn near the mortal remains of Nagrota martyr Major Kunal Gosavi during his cremation ceremony in Pandharpur, Maharashtra on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Mumbai: Two brave hearts from Maharashtra- Major Kunal Manndadir Gosavi and Lance Naik Sambhaji Yeshvantrao Kadam, who attained martyrdom in Nagrota terror attack, were on Thursday cremated at their native places with full state honours.
The mortal remains of Major Gosavi were consigned to flames in Pandharpur town in Solapur district, while Lance Naik Kadam was cremated at Janapuri village in Nanded district.
The body of Gosavi, who is survived by his wife Uma and father, was brought to Pandharpur in the morning. The funeral pyre was lit by his father in the presence of a large number of people this evening.
District Guardian Minister Vijaykumar Deshmukh and District Collector Ranjit Kumar also offered their respects to the departed Armyman.
The body of Kadam, who is survived by wife Sheetal, three-year-old daughter Tejaswini and two sisters and his parents Yashwant and mother Lata, was brought this evening to Janapuri village, where his family owns a small farm.
Meanwhile in Rajasthan, the mortal remains of armyman Raghvendra Singh Parmar, who was martyred in Nagrota terror attack were on Thursday consigned to flames with full military honours at his ancestral village in Dholpur district of Rajasthan.
Grenadier Parmar, 28, was martyred on November 29 in the militant attack at an Army base in Nagrota in which seven armymen including him lost their lives.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje visited Parmar's village Gadhi Jafar and offered floral tributes.
She consoled his family members and promised a government job to his widow and naming a government school or hospital after martyred soldier.
The funeral was performed with full military honours in the presence of the officers from his unit, district administration and police.
Jammu was rocked by two terror attacks on November 29 in which seven army personnel, including two Major-rank officers, were killed and eight other security men, including a BSF DIG, were injured, before six heavily-armed terrorists were eliminated in the separate fierce encounters.