Devastated with the demise of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was proud that martyrs like the Siachen braveheart served India.
“He leaves us sad and devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
The lone Siachen avalanche survivor breathed his last at 11.45 a.m.
A medical bulletin released by Army’s Research and Referral Hospital earlier today had said that Lance Naik Hanamanthappa slipped into deep coma despite ‘maximal life support with aggressive ventilation and dialysis’.
Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who hails from Karnataka, was flown to Delhi on Tuesday morning in a special air ambulance and admitted to the hospital.