Gursewak Singh, who lost his life in the Pathankot air base attack, was cremated in his hometown this morning with full military honours.
The 25-year-old Garud Commando had joined the Indian Air Force about 6 years ago after completing his graduation. He had got married on November 18, 2015.
The martyr was accorded a gun salute amid slogans of “Bharat Maata ki Jai”. The body, wrapped in tri-color, reached the native village to be received by hundreds of people. Haryana Ministers Anil Vij and Abhimanyu along with senior officers from the Indian Air Force attended the funeral.
Gursewak’s elder brother lit the funeral pyre. Gursewak's mother Amrik Kaur fainted several times while his widow Jaspreet Kaur was inconsolable. Gursewak's father Sucha Singh who had also served in the Army stated that he was proud that his son had laid down his life for the country.
Haryana's Health Minister Vij paid his condolences and said the whole nation will remember the sacrifice of a brave son-of-the-soil.