Sullia: Brave Soldier from Mandekolu Played a Key Role in Myanmar Strike against Ultras

Sullia: Subedar Ugrani Mane (U M) Raghupati (43), hailing from Mandekolu which is also the home village of Union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda, has done the district proud by being part of the Indian army’s lightning attack against the extremists taking shelter in Myanmar earlier this week.

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​Subedar Raghupati

Had he been on holidays at home, he would have celebrated the completion of 13th year of his wedded life with Bharati from Kodtilu in Aivernad. But the call of duty made him celebrate it with a decisive victory against the extremists at their hideout in former Burma.

Son of Ugrani Mane Jattappa Gowda and the late Seetamma, Raghupati had discontinued Law studies and joined the Army, since he has harboured great patriotic feelings at heart. After initial training in Belagavi, he served in the Maratha Regiment and Para Regiment Training Centre in Bengaluru, which led to his promotion as Subedar.

Although he had signed a bond with Army to serve for 15 years, Raghupati has continued and has completed 25 years in service. Before leaving on the Myanmar mission on June 6, he had called up his wife Bharati and informed that he would not be available for four days.

While returning from the successful operation, while at the international border between India and Myanmar, on Wednesday, June 10, he phoned his wife again to convey the big news. This not only brought pride to the family but also relieved them of concern that had prevailed over the crucial four days.

He narrated the story of having shot down 50 ultras, after crossing on foot a forest ridden with leeches over a distance of 9 kilometres.

His elder brother Ravindra is employed with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and is serving in Kota, Rajasthan. The other two are sisters.

Family sources said that there were about 30 soldiers from Mandekolu serving in the Indian Army. Interestingly, eight of them hail from the same family, Ugrani Mane.

7 Comments

  1. This is amazing!! Around 30 people from Mandekolu area serving in Indian army. Compare this to hub of gold smugglers – Kasaragodu!! How many people from the kasaragodu community are serving in Indian army ? Does Sharia shaikh or Pincode pai have an answer????

    • ORIGINAL RSS DID NOT KNOW THAT SO MANY PEOPLE FROM MANDEKOLU WERE IN THE INDIAN ARMY.

      HOWEVER, HE HAS ASKED ME HOW MANY PEOPLE FROM KASARAGODU COMMUNITY ARE SERVING IN THE ARMY.

      FROM KASARAGODU COMMUNITY, THERE ARE FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX MUSLIMS AND TWENTY THREE CHRISTIANS AND TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO NON-GSB HINDUS ARE THERE. ONLY NOT A SINGLE GSB COMMUNITY PERSON OF KASARAGOD IS SERVING IN THE ARMY.

      IF SERVING IN THE ARMY IS YOUR TOUCH STONE OF PATRIOTISM, I AM REALLY SORRY! PAIMAAM, DO YOU WANT ANY MORE INFORMATION?

  2. There should be a law (if there isn’t one already) to protect the identity of such soldiers involved in sensitive operations as some of our own nutcase enemy-sympathisers may target them one day.

  3. Dear readers,

    While only smiling DV Sadananda Gowda belongs to the same village of Mandekolu village, his contribution to the village nor the state big zero.At least this brave soldier has made his village proud.BJP has already realised it early and sacked him from the union cabinet.

    PM Modi should consider 7 sister states of North East which has immense tourism potential.The government should review the deal with ULFA terror organisation signed by former PM vajpayee retaining weapons in exchange for autonomous .The 56 inch saheb whose government slashed the mountain strike corps cut to half has been attributed to “severe fund shortage” should wisely utilize the armed forces in the western region; instead of giving Z plus to Video Sangeet som,Ramdev and Bhagwa who enjoy millions of foot soldiers from RSS expertise in Lati,Trishul and bombs.

    Jai hind

  4. Dear readers,

    While our Original Pai of RSS media karsevak busy auditing Kasargod gold smuggling but deliberately ignorant to drug peddling by his coalition partner SAD and Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government Harsimrat Kaur Badal brothers 6,000 crores drug haul.

    While thanking our American Pai trolls let him enlighten the contribution of minorities, which his RSS Guru want to treat them as second class citizen in their own nation.

    16, the highest number of Muslims qualify for the National Defence Academy this year

    http://muslimmirror.com/eng/16-the-highest-number-of-muslims-qualify-for-the-national-defence-academy-this-year/

    Last year out of 570 only seven Muslim candidates were declared qualified , making a total 1.23% while this year sixteen out of 453 candidates have qualified which makes 3.53%. A total jump of more than 100% in terms of successful number of Muslim candidates in NDA .

    Can our American Original show one RSS foot soldier from the erstwhile Hindu Mahasabhah participated in India freedom struggle behind Father of nation and sacrificed his life for the nation.Some ‘Ajeerna’ tablet after reading the link.

    Jai hind

  5. Shaikh Rizwan:
    here is a closer look at the population statistics. Let us see who should be having the ‘Ajeerna’ tablet!
    According to the 2011 Census Muslims form 14.2% of the Indian population (172 million out of 1.21 billion). By that ratio there should be about 55 to 60 muslim recruits in the NDA!! But there are only 16! And that too was an exception this year!

    By the same census, the total population of Konkanis (This includes GSBs, Christians, as well as some ‘patriotic’ Bhatkalis!!) is 1.7million or 0.21% of the population. Assuming GSBs form 40% of the total Konkanis, even if there is half a GSB recruit (0.5) in the NDA, it would be a proportional representation!!

    Hope the ‘Ajeerna’ tablet bottle is somewhere close by.

    • Hope the ‘Ajeerna’ tablet bottle is somewhere close by. – Mr. ರಾಜದೀಪ ಶೆಟ್ಟ್ರೇ to Mr. Shaikh

      ಮಿಸ್‌ಟರ್ ರಾಜದೀಪ ಶೆಟ್ಟ್ರೇ,

      Has our walking & talking apothecary called ಒರಿಜಿನಲ್ ಯೂಮ್‌ರೀಕಿ ರಾಂಪ come to ಮಂಗಳೂರು with his ಅಜೀರ್ಣ ಟ್ಯಾಬ್‌ಲೆಟ್ ಬಾಟ್ಲಿ?

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