Two brave hearts from Maharashtra- Major Kunal Manndadir Gosavi and Lance Naik Sambhaji Yeshvantrao Kadam, who attained martyrdom in Nagrota terror attack, were today cremated at their native places with full state honours.
The mortal remains of Major Gosavi were consigned to flames in Pandharpur town in Solapur district, while Lance Naik Kadam was cremated at Janapuri village in Nanded district.
The body of Gosavi, who is survived by his wife Uma and father, was brought to Pandharpur in the morning. The funeral pyre was lit by his father in the presence of a large number of people this evening.
District Guardian Minister Vijaykumar Deshmukh and District Collector Ranjit Kumar also offered their respects to the departed Armyman.
The body of Kadam, who is survived by wife Sheetal, three-year-old daughter Tejaswini and two sisters and his parents Yashwant and mother Lata, was brought this evening to Janapuri village, where his family owns a small farm.
Dense fog in Jammu had delayed the movement of bodies of jawans and officers, who were martyred in the attack.
Kadam’s body was first taken to Nagpur. Thereafter, it was taken to Nanded in a special helicopter and was finally to his native Janapuri village.
Jammu was rocked by two terror attacks on November 29 in which seven army personnel, including two Major-rank officers, were killed and eight other security men, including a BSF DIG, were injured, before six heavily-armed terrorists were eliminated in the separate fierce encounters