New Delhi: One of the ten army soldiers, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who had been rescued from the Siachen glacier avalanche has passed away after battling for life for two days due to multiple organ failure.
According to doctors, the soldier was extremely critical since yesterday and his condition had worsened “despite aggressive therapy and supportive care”.
The whole nation had been praying for him but the soldier took his last breaths around 11:45 AM on Thursday.
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.
He leaves us sad & devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India.
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.
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.
His extraordinary spirit and tenacity, till the very end, is an inspiration for all. My thoughts & prayers are with his bereaved family