While filmmaker Karan Johar is in news for paying a ‘penance’ to the Army welfare fund for casting a Pakistani actor in his upcoming movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has also made a generous donation to the family of martyred BSF jawan Gurnam Singh. The latter succumbed to his injuries after he was attacked by Pakistani snipers on Friday.
A pall of gloom descended on Gurnam’s native village Bhalesar Magowali in R S Pura tehsil, which is close to the Indo-Pakistan border as the body of the jawan arrived. Holding back her tears, Gurnam’s mother said, “I will not cry. I have promised this to my son. Gurnam once said mummy, don’t cry if I sacrifice my life for the nation. I said I won’t…he made us proud. We are proud of his martyrdom”.
As the news of his death spread last night, people thronged his house and raised slogans such as “Gurnam Amar Rahe”.
Gurnam’s father Kulbir Singh said, “We are proud of the martyrdom of our son. He laid down life for the country. He was brave-heart soldier.But our demand is that a good hospital be set up here, where all critical care medicare and facilities are available so that our sons (border guards) can be saved in such situations”.