Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa passes away

11 February 2016

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, 33, Braveheart soldier,died at died at the Army Research and Referral (RR) Hospital in Delhi on Thursday morning, four days after he was discovered alive in what has been described as a miraculous rescue from Siachen. He is survived by his wife, Mahadevi Ashok Bilebal, and a two-year-old daughter.
The soldier's body has been taken to the capital's Brar Square, where a wreath-laying ceremony will be held between 5.15 and 5.30 pm. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and the three service chiefs will pay tribute to Lance Naik Hanamanthappa at the ceremony. Prime Minister Narendra Modi could also attend, sources said. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, will also present at the wreath laying ceremony. ‘

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The Lance Naik's body will be then be taken to his village Detdor in Dhadwaad, Karnataka, for last rites tomorrow.

Everyone in India were seen praying for Hanamanthappa from past few days after his miraculous rescue. Tributes are pouring in for the braveheart as India salutes him. Hanamanthappa spent six days buried alive under 25 feet of ice at the Siachen glacier after an avalanche came crashing down on the military post at Sonam. 

Telugu Roommate salutes to the brave soldier. Jai Hind. 

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