New Delhi: One of the ten army soldiers who had been rescued from the Siachen glacier avalanche has passed away after battling for life for two days.
The soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa was rescued after six days of being buried under ice in Siachen.
The soldier was rescued from under 35 feet of ice and was rushed to Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi.
According to doctors, the soldier was extremely critical since yesterday and his condition had worsened “despite aggressive therapy and supportive care”.
General Dalbir Singh has condoled the death of the brave soldier. Singh called Naik a braveheart and said that the soldier in him would continue to inspire generations.
PM Narendra Modi has paid his due tributes to the soldier calling him a braveheart. Modi and army chief General Dalbir Singh had visited the Army Research and Referral Hospital on Tuesday where the soldier was flown in after being rescued. The Prime Minister had then applauded his indomitable spirit, calling him an outstanding soldier.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi too mourned the death of Hanumanthappa. Paying his tributes, Gandhi said that the brave Siachen survivor had shown the world the meaning of courage and perseverance.