A pall of gloom has descended on Sarwa village in Ramgarh sub-sector of Samba district, which lost one of its sons — Havildar Ravi Paul, in the deadly terror attack on the Uri army base on Sunday morning.
Havildar Ravi Paul of 10 Dogra Regiment was among the men who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Sarwa village in Ramgarh sub-sector is around 31 kms from Jammu.
“He joined the army at the young age of 20 years and had served it for 23 years before sacrificing his life this morning. He is survived by his wife Geeta Devi and two minor sons—Vansh (10) and Kaka (7),” his brother Yash Paul told local journalists at Sarwa village Sunday evening.
Yash Paul said that his brother’s unit had been shifted to Pathankot recently and in fact, advance parties of his unit had left for Pathankot from Uri a few days ago.
“My brother Ravi Paul was part of the rear party and he had to join his unit in a couple of days at Pathankot. However, destiny had something else in store for us,” an inconsolable Yash Paul told reporters at Sarwa.
Village sarpanch Raman Sharma said that the family was shattered by the tragedy.
On Monday morning, the army’s Northern Command officially released the list of the soldiers who were killed in the attack.
Here is the full list of the martyrs:
1 Subedar Karnail Singh, r/o Vill Shibu Chak, Teh- Bishnah, Dist Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir.
2 Havildar Ravi Paul, r/o Samba, Dist Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir.
3 Sepoy Rakesh Singh, r/o Vill Baddja, Dist Kaimur, Bihar.
4 Sepoy Javra Munda, r/o Vill Meral, Dist Khuti, Jharkhand.
5 Sepoy Naiman Kujur, r/o Vill Gumla, Chainpur, Jharkhand.
6 Sepoy Uike Janrao, r/o Vill Nandgaon (Kh), Dist Amravati, Maharashtra.
7 Havildar NS Rawat, r/o Vill Rajawa, Dist Rajasmand, Rajasthan.
8 Sepoy Ganesh Shankar, r/o Vill Ghoorapalli, Dist Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
9 Naik SK Vidarthi, r/o Vill Boknari, Dist Gaya, Bihar.
10 Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai, r/o Vill Ganga Sagar, Dist South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
11 Lance Naik G Shankar, r/o Vill Jashi, Dist Satara, Maharashtra.
12 Sep G Dalai, r/o Vill Jamuna Balia, Dist Howarah, West Bengal.
13 Lance Naik RK Yadav, r/o Vill Balia, Uttar Pradesh.
14 Sepoy Harinder Yadav, r/o Vill Ghazipur, Dist Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh.
15 Sepoy TS Somnath, r/o Vill Khadangali, Dist Nashik, Maharashtra.
16 Havildar Ashok Kumar Singh, r/o Vill Raktu Tola, Dist Bhojpur, Bihar.
17 Sepoy Rajesh kr Singh, r/o Vill Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.