The death of a loved one is one of the most profound and unsettling things that one has to undergo in life. Nothing can subdue the grief and pain associated with the loss of a loved one. However, these are times when one gets to see real courage and bravery. Major Kumud Dogra, wife of deceased IAF officer Wing Commander Dushyant Vats showed exemplary courage when she marched at the funeral ceremony of her husband in her Army uniform along with their five-day-old daughter who never got to meet her father. The picture of her marching at the funeral in her Army uniform has gone viral on social media and Twitterati are saluting Major Kumud Dogra’s steely resolve and bravery.

Twitterati has been heaping praise on Major Kumud Dogra and saluting her bravery that she showed at her husband’s funeral. Major Kumud Dogra’s husband, Wing Commander Dushyant Vats was killed when a two-seater microflight aircraft crashed killing him. The incident occurred in Upper Assam’s Majuli district on February 15, 2018. Twitterati has been sharing the heartbreaking and moving picture of Major Dogra carrying her five-day-old baby in her arms. Wing Commander Dushyant Vats could not see his daughter before being killed. The photo has become viral on social media and people are saddened by the cruelty of life. Brave Woman Saves Dog From Drowning in Vancouver’s Frozen Trout Lake, Watch Video of Dynamic Rescue

Indian Defence shared the photo on Facebook

Sample a few tweets from Twitterati below.

Price of Freedom

The picture is heartbreaking

Best example of courage and bravery

Definition of Bravery

The sacrifice cannot be equalled

Salute to Major Kumud Dogra

Inspiration in real life

So proud

Hard to describe in words


An IAF chopper with two pilots on board had crashed on February 15, after taking off for a routine sortie. A court of inquiry has been ordered to fathom the reason for the accident. The pilots attempted an emergency landing but their chopper crashed at a sandbar and went up in flames.