The body of Lt Abhinav Nagori, who died in the Navy’s Dornier crash last week, was brought to Udaipur on Saturday afternoon.
He will be cremated will full military honours at 9.30 am on Sunday.
Bhuwana Vyapar Mandal, an association of local traders, has announced to close markets on Sunday in the honour of Nagori. The Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) will also hold a prayer meeting at Town hall at 5.30 pm to give tribute to him, said UMC mayor Chandra Singh Kothari.
When Navy officials arrived with the coffin containing Nagori’s body at his parental house in Chitrakut Nagar on Saturday, his parents and relatives could not hold their tears. Talking to HT, his father Dharm Chand Nagori remembered his son’s childhood days and his love for gardening, cooking and cycling.
“Abhinav was a great nature lover and really fond of plants. He loved plants like his children,” said Dharm Chand.
He said that his son had told him that he used to go to beach in Goa for cycling on weekends.
Remembering his son’s cooking skills, Dharm Chand said, “During childhood after returning from school he often used to prepare tea for himself by standing on a chair to reach the stove.”
Nagori’s mother Sushila Devi said whenever he came to Udaipur during holidays he used to make pizza and serve them. He was also a good swimmer and loved playing musical instruments. He even learnt playing violin through Internet and played often to entertain his family.
In a message to other parents, Dharam Chand with tears in his eyes said: “Never impose your ambitions on your children... support them in achieving their goals in life.”