Time and again we come across heart-wrenching stories of people losing loved ones to some heinous crime or fatal accident. Losing a close associate is devastating and worse is dealing with the absence of the beloved. But this story of Major Kumud Dogra is a true inspiration for those who are yet to come to terms with the reality. After losing her IAF pilot husband in a chopper crash of Major Kumud bravely dealt with the loss. In a picture which is leaving everyone teary surfaced on the social media platform which shows her holding 5 days old baby and marching her way to attend the funeral of her husband Wing Commander D Vats. Wing Commander Vats was one of the two Indian Air Force pilots who were killed in a helicopter crash near Sumoimari village in Assam last week.
Wing Commander Vats’ funeral was held a couple of days ago where a picture of his wife dressed in her uniform holding their 5-day old child is touching hearts all across the social media. The helicopter crash took place on February 15 when the helicopter was on its routine recce. Though the wreckage of the aircraft was located, it was completely burnt beyond recognition.
This is heartbreaking yet reinstate the emotion of courage in me, both at the same time. This is Maj Kumud Dogra her five day old baby is in her arms and she is feet marching towards the dead body of her husband Wng Cmdr D Vats. Not only she but courage epitomize her too. #Salute pic.twitter.com/aZxZF1IZsl
— Parul Mathur (@Parul_RajeevM) February 22, 2018
— Shweta (@ShwetaS13301723) February 22, 2018
An officer, a wife & a mother of 6 days old!
Major Kumud Dogra bids adieu to her husband wing commander, Late. D.Vats who died in a flight crash in Majuli, #Assam.
— Apolina De (@apolina_de) February 22, 2018
The plane crashed in the river island around noon soon after taking off from the Jorhat base. The second pilot who was killed in the incident along with wing commander D. Vats, was commander J. James. Though the pilots attempted an emergency landing but the aircraft crashed in a sandbar in the northern part of the district. The plane crash took place at Darbar Chapori, a sandbar in the Brahmaputra where there is no human habitation.