A bundle of joy came into this world on Sunday, only to see her father go away forever. She wouldn’t remember any of it today, but the stories of her brave father might someday inspire her into emulating his heroics.
Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh Bhutyal was one of the three soldiers from Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry who fell to the bullets of Pakistani intruders along the Line of Control in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district on Sunday.
Two days later, barely hours before his mortal remains were consigned to flames at his ancestral village in Ramban on Tuesday, his wife delivered a baby girl – the first child of the couple after a wait of 10 years.
The bold wife of the braveheart couldn’t hold back her tears, one wouldn’t know if they were of joy or grief. However, her words did echo the dream of every family member of a martyr. “I wish my daughter too joins the Indian Army and serves the nation like her father,” Shimpu Devi said.
Devi developed labour pain around midnight on Monday and was admitted to the district hospital where she delivered the baby girl around 5 am today. Devi, along with the new born, was taken to the cremation ground in Chamba-Seri in an ambulance for a one last glimpse of her husband. Later, the last rites of the soldier were performed with full military honours.
Ok….let me recap it for you!!
Husband gets martyred, wife delivers a daughter (born after 10 long years of wait) before cremation, wife and new born come to witness the last rites and wife says my daughter too will join the Indian Army and serve the nation…..where do Indian Army’s Veeranganas and Veer Naris get this strength from???
I AM YET TO HEAR A MORE POIGNANT STORY THAN THIS!!!
Who is Lt Col Sandeep Ahlawat ?
Lt Col Sandeep Ahlawat is a serving Armoured Crops officer of the Indian Army. Previously, He had sent a legal notice to Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar when they wanted to auction the “Original Naval Officers Uniform” that Akshey Kumar had worn in movies Rustom. The star couple had to withdraw the auction after Col Ahlawat’s objection. He had also given a hard hitting rebuttal to an utterly distrustful Economic Times cartoon on the Army Chief. He is one of the most prolific writer and speaker amongst the current crop of serving Army Officers. His writings tugs at the heart and inspires the young generation to build the nation selflessely. Lt Col Sandeep Ahlawat has addressed and motivated more than 50,000 students (in various schools, colleges, Universities and other academic institutions all over the country) to join the Indian Army. You can connect with him on Facebook by clicking here and twitter by clicking Here.