Martyred commando got married just two months ago

Martyred commando got married just two months ago

One Air Force Garuda commando who fell to enemy bullets at the Pathankot air base terror strike on Saturday was Gursewak Singh who got married just two months ago in November.

He was requisitioned to the air base to beef up the security. His wife has been rendered a widow just two months after she married the brave-heart soldier.

Gursewak is a resident of village Garnala in Ambala in Haryana.

 Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij visited his house on Sunday. The government on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the next of kin. 

The minister consoled the bereaved family members and offered them heartfelt condolences.

 Sources said, his newly married wife learnt about the death of her husband through a Facebook post.

 Gursewak’s elder brother, Hardeep Singh, who is in the Army and posted in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, had called home in the morning of January 2 to inform the family that Gursewak had laid down his life while fighting terrorists in Pathankot.

Gursewak’s father, Succha Singh, who was also in the Army, said that it was a matter of pride that his son sacrificed his life for the nation and did not allow the terrorists to succeed.

He added that he would encourage his grandson to join the Army.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal also expressed grief over the demise of Gursewak Singh. “Such brave men sacrificing their lives for their country remain immortal and their sacrifice always inspires fellow  countrymen”, the chief minister said.

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