Pain and Agony of a martyr’s family – from FB wall of Sandeep Ahlawat

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People attending last rites of martyr Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh. (Inset) newly born baby and martyr. -Photo Credit : Excelsior/Pervaiz

LANCE NAIK RANJEET SINGH BHUTYAL’S (WHO WAS MARTYRED ON 21st OCTOBER IN KULGAM IN KASHMIR) WIFE DELIVERS A BABY GIRL HOURS BEFORE HIS CREMATION!!

A bundle of joy came into this world on Sunday, only to see her father go away forever. She wouldn’t remember any of it today, but the stories of her brave father might someday inspire her into emulating his heroics.

Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh Bhutyal was one of the three soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry who fell to the bullets of Pakistani intruders along the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district on Sunday.

Two days later, barely hours before his mortal remains were consigned to flames at his ancestral village in Ramban on Tuesday, his wife delivered a baby girl – the first child of the couple after a wait of 10 years.

The bold wife of the braveheart couldn’t hold back her tears, one wouldn’t know if they were of joy or grief. However, her words did echo the dream of every family member of a martyr. “I wish my daughter too joins the Indian Army and serves the nation like her father,” Shimpu Devi said.

Devi developed labour pain around midnight on Monday and was admitted to the district hospital where she delivered the baby girl around 5 am today. Devi, along with the new born, was taken to the cremation ground in Chamba-Seri in an ambulance for a one last glimpse of her husband. Later, the last rites of the soldier were performed with full military honours.

Ok….let me recap it for you!!

Husband gets martyred, wife delivers a daughter (born after 10 long years of wait) before cremation, wife and new born come to witness the last rites and wife says my daughter too will join the Indian Army and serve the nation…..where do Indian Army’s Veeranganas and Veer Naris get this strength from???

I AM YET TO HEAR A MORE POIGNANT STORY THAN THIS!!!
Sandeep Ahlawat