The last rites of Havildar Madan Lal, who had laid down his life in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara Sector on Tuesday while leading his team in the operation that foiled an infiltration bid by armed terrorists, were on Thursday held in his hometown, Gharota, Punjab with full military honours.
His whole family was seen in pain and tears as they bid their final goodbye to the braveheart.
The army earlier paid homage to him in a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Badami Bagh Cantt, Srinagar, the Chinar Corps Commander Lt General Satish Dua and other army persons paid rich tributes to the brave, 37 year old martyr from the Dogra Regiment.
His wife, Bhawana Sharma, said the family got a call about his death in a gun battle near Uri on Wednesday.
Youngest among three brothers and two sisters, Madan Lal has left behind daughter Shaweta, 5, and Kanav, 3. His mother, Dharmo Devi, a widow, was inconsolable after the news reached her.