Press Esc to close
Sunday 21 September 2014
News updated at 7:34 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.1°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

A martyr's bust that's memory than lookalike

Bangalore, Nov 26, 2012, DHNS:

A bust of Maj Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the NSG commando, who died fighting the 26/11 terrorists in Mumbai, was unveiled in the City on Monday, but it hardly resembled the martyr.

Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan (left) pays floral tribute after unveiling the bust of her son, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, in Bangalore on Monday. DH Photo/ Ranju P A charitable trust and local residents who took the initiative to install the bust at Ramamurthy Nagar signal by a charitable trust and residents, received much appreciation from the martyred major’s parents, who, however, pointed that the bust hardly bore resemblance to their late son.

The event was sponsored by a local trust along with the owner of a vernacular daily as a goodwill gesture to honour the hero.


K Unnikrishnan, Sandeep’s father, unveiled the statue in the presence of MLA Nandish Reddy, former DG and IG of Police Shankar Bidari, Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan, mother of Sandeep, Akhilesh, NSG commando who fought by the side of Sandeep and several ex-servicemen.

Unnikrishnan highlighted how one man could do so much and how proud he was to have had a son like Sandeep.

“The gathering might be small but it is much bigger than it seemed and I am very happy to unveil the statue,” he said. Although grateful for the gesture, he did not fail to point out the fact that the statue did not exactly look like his son much to the organiser’s discomfort.

Nandish Reddy proposed that the Ramamurthy Nagar signal be renamed after the martyr. Sandeep was killed while storming the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai which was taken over by terrorists on November 26, 2008. He was honoured with the Ashoka Chakra for his sacrifice.   

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Ceremonial elephant Arjuna carries a wooden howdah in Mysore ...

Ceremonial elephant Arjuna carries a wooden howdah in Mysore ...

Sharad Yadav  with President of Socialist Janata (Democratic) Veerendra Kumar ...

Sharad Yadav with President of Socialist Janata (Democratic) Veerendra Kumar ...

Chennai Super Kings Skipper Dwayne Bravo and Ashish Nehra shares a moment during a practice ...

Chennai Super Kings Skipper Dwayne Bravo and Ashish Nehra shares a moment during a practice ...

Ban Ki-moon presents a certificate of honour to Hollywood star Leonardo DiCapriiyo ...

Ban Ki-moon presents a certificate of honour to Hollywood star Leonardo DiCapriiyo ...

Jitu Rai during the 10M air Pistol qualification shooting event at the 17th Asian Games ...

Jitu Rai during the 10M air Pistol qualification shooting event at the 17th Asian Games ...

Women clad in traditional 'ghagra choli' practice the 'Garba' dance in Ahmedabad ...

Women clad in traditional 'ghagra choli' practice the 'Garba' dance in Ahmedabad ...

A bridge that connects Pulwama to Srinagar lays destroyed due to the Jammu and Kashmir flood  ...

A bridge that connects Pulwama to Srinagar lays destroyed due to the Jammu and Kashmir flood ...

Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Korea's Sung jihyun during their Badminton singles semi final ...

Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Korea's Sung jihyun during their Badminton singles semi final ...

Katrina Kaif with Audi India Head, Joe King during the launch of Audi 2015 autumn collection ...

Katrina Kaif with Audi India Head, Joe King during the launch of Audi 2015 autumn collection ...

Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan showcase the Pantaloons limited edition collection in Mumbai ...

Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan showcase the Pantaloons limited edition collection in Mumbai ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523