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Armyman killed in J-K avalanche cremated with military honours

Army jawan Amit Sharma, who died in the devastating avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir on January 23 while saving three fellow armymen, was on Saturday cremated with full military honours at his native Mammun village here.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2012 22:06 IST

Army jawan Amit Sharma, who died in the devastating avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir on January 23 while saving three fellow armymen, was today cremated with full military honours at his native Mammun village here.

Floral tributes were paid to Amit as a large number of mourners gathered at his residence to console the aggrieved family.

Amit, who joined Army around 10 years ago, laid down his life in Thursday's avalanche while trying to rescue another companion after saving lives of three army men, an Army official said here.

His wife Neetu said Amit had called home few minutes before the avalanche took place and had promised to visit the family soon.