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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Army pilot cremated with state honours

Faridabad, January 27

The mortal remains of Indian Army pilot, Lt Col Rishabh Sharma (36), who died in a helicopter crash on Monday, were consigned to flames with full state honours here today. Earlier, the body reached here this morning.

Union Minister for State Krishan Pal Gurjar also paid tribute to the departed soul.

Colonel Sharma and his co-pilot, Capt Anjani Kumar Singh, were seriously injured when their helicopter crash-landed at the Basohli Brigade headquarters, near Lakhanpur, on Monday evening. While Colonel Sharma later died of his injuries, Captain Singh’s condition continues to be critical.

The deceased’s wife, son and parents, who were incidentally in Pathankot to visit him, were flown back to Delhi in the service aircraft.

Colonel Sharma hailed from Garoda village in the district and had been living in Nalanda CGHS Society in Sector 21-C here.

An alumnus of MVN Public School, he was selected in the NDA in 2003.

On the occasion, Gurjar announced that Government School in Garoda village would be named after Lt Col Rishabh Sharma. — TNS



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