New Delhi, 20 September: Disheartedly, Martyr Lance Naik Rajesh was just one month away to enjoy the blissful moments of his life but attackers snatched all beautiful moments away from his lap.
As Rajesh was survived by eight-month pregnant wife.
The dark evening of Sunday brought extreme grief to all the families of Martyrs who were killed in the deadliest terror at the Army camp in Uri.
The pain of losing their son or husband can be felt by looking at the tearful eyes which are waiting to see their brave man one more time.Martyr Rajesh’s mother Simariya Devi is a heart patient. Apart from Vikesh, Rajesh had two other brothers, Bhagwan and Rakesh. He is also survived by two daughters.
The mother who lost his 22-year-old son Gangadhar Dolui in the attack expressed that, “My son rang me up a few days ago. He said he is alright. I don’t believe that he is no more,” the grieving mother said.
Another guerrilla Sandeep Thok, the youngest son in the family who was about to tie a knot soon with his better half but the black evening turned everything black. All the due happy ceremony rituals changed into last rites.
Despite failing to clear the Army entrance exam several times, the 25-year-old man was so determined to enter the Army. He finally entered the Army in 2014 and was assigned with the 6 Bihar Regiment.
“He cleared his entrance in the eleventh attempt. Such was his determination. He never let go of something once he had set his mind to secure it,” recalled his older brother Yogesh Thok.
Daughters of Naik Sunil Kumar Vidyarthi, have showed the signs of martyr’s daughter.
As in this hard time of their family while their mother and other family members were moaning the death of their father, the elder daughter of Sunil Kumar, Aarti (14), along with her two younger sisters – Anshu (12) and Anshika (7) – appeared for their examinations at DAV School in Gaya.
While battling hard to hold back their tears, the three gave the toughest exam of their life.
I’m proud of my father, he is not dead but has been martyred. The way terrorists from Pakistan attacked India all of a sudden, India too should retaliate, then only Pakistan will mend its ways,” The media quoted that elder daughter Aarti as saying.
Aarti also said that she wanted to fulfil the dream of her father who wanted her to pass the exam with good marks.
late Naik Sunil Kumar Vidyarthi’s daughter Aarti is a student of class VIII, Anshu of class VI, while Anshika is in class II.
Other than the three daughters, Sunil Kumar also has a two-year-old toddler. His wife, Kiran Devi, has been living in Gaya for the schooling of the daughters.
Sunil Kumar had joined the Army in 1998 and was posted in Uri just three months back.
Another Jawan Havildar Ravi Pal was among the few soldiers of 10 Dogra still to leave Uri, waiting to hand over to the incoming 6 Bihar. Family members said he was expected to leave Uri on Monday or Tuesday.
The family had been looking forward to the transfer as Ravi was to move to Pathankot, a peace posting. Pathankot could have been his last posting before retirement next year.
His family was excited to spend time together with Ravi, his wife Geeta aged 35 and their children, 11 and 7, had shifted to Pathankot just 20 days ago. But all their excitement soon deteriorated after the news of Ravi’s death broke out.
Ravi was the youngest among the five children of Mulavi aged 82 Devi and the late Babu Ram. Two of his elder brothers are also in the Army.
Most of the martyred soldiers were from 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments.
Nation will never forget the sacrifice of 18 Soldiers who stood like a strong pillar against all the perpetrators to protect their soil.