Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A wave of patriotism swept across the tinsel town as members of the film fraternity, including melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and megastar Amitabh Bachchan, paid tributes to the 1999 Kargil war martyrs online on Sunday.
Actors with Army background like Anushka Sharma also gave a ‘fauji’ salute to the soldiers.
India observes Kargil Diwas on July 26 to salute its soldiers who fought against Pakistani soldiers and guerrillas who sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir in 1999.
Here’s what they tweeted:
Lata Mangeshkar: Greeting. I salute Indian army on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas today. I pay my respects to the martyrs.
Amitabh: Some points to remember and cherish that because of them and their sacrifice we breathe and sleep in peace and security.
Hrithik Roshan: In honour of the heroes who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil War. Proud to be your fellow countrymen. Jai hind! #KargilVijayDiwas.
Anushka: Deep and solemn respect for all the soldiers who fought and laid down their lives in the Kargil War. Salute from a fauji kid!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Saluting the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed for the nation’s pride at Kargil. #KargilVijayDiwas.
Sonu Sood: Kargil war heroes. Big Salute!
Raveena Tandon: Salute all brave soldiers who fought, and who lost their lives in Kargil their sacrifice valour, on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Preity Zinta: A big thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the Brave Men and their families who fought for our Motherland. Jai Hind.
Satish Kaushik: Salute to our Indian soldiers who gave up their life for the nation…remembering The Heroes on #KargilVijayDiwas.
Vivek Oberoi: Remembering our real heroes, our braves who gave the ultimate sacrifice 16 years ago to protect #india! #KargilVijayDiwas #respect #JaiHind
Vijender Singh: Salute to our soldiers #KargilVijayDiwas