Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are praying for the recovery of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, the soldier who was rescued from under an avalanche on the Siachen glacier, in what many have called a ‘miracle’.
Koppad miraculously survived for six days after being buried under 35 feet of snow and ice and was rescued from the Siachen glacier. He is in coma and battling for life in an army hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Celebrities like Shatrughan Sinha, Anupam Kher, Shekhar Kapur and Sunny Deol have saluted the heroic efforts of the Indian Army, who managed to rescue Koppad.
Here’s what B-Town had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: We pray for him that protects us in extreme circumstances and serves his country, Prayers for L/N Hunumanthappa and his recovery.
Rishi Kapoor: Jako rakhe Saiyaan maar sake na koi! Prayers for you Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad.
Anupam Kher: Wishing and praying for speedy recovery of our Hero Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. Siachen Miracle.
Shekhar Kapur: Surely even death and destiny must give in to the sheer will of Hanumanthappa… Praying for Siachen Miracle recovery.
Sunny Deol: Let us pray for full and speedy recovery of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. Salute. Siachen Miracle
Shatrugan Sinha: Full praise also for our action hero PM who immediately went to visit the brave survivor Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. May God be with you.
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Aamir Khan: Praying for the speedy recovery of our brave soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad. Our thoughts are with him, his wife and his family…Kudos to the recovery team who have fought against all odds in the most difficult conditions to bring about this miracle…Our salute to all his comrades whose lives were lost in this calamity. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Jai Hind.
Ronnie Screwvala: So proud to see our Value for Life… 150 soldiers on rescue mission for Lance Naik Koppad in Siachen ..sheer determination for a colleague
Anushka Sharma: This brings chills down my spine. Heroism is THIS! Pray he recovers fully. Indian army, they never give up.
Gul Panag: Miracles do happen!! Siachen Miracle.