Mamata salutes Siachen braveheart

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday paid homage to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was dug out alive after being buried under ice for six days in the Siachen glacier.

The soldier breathed his last at Delhi’s Army Research and Referral Hospital where he battled for life for two days. He died at 11.45 a.m on Thursday.

“Saddened by news of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. Brave soldier gave supreme sacrifice for the nation. Salute to him & his colleagues who died,” Banerjee tweeted.

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