Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Rishi Kapoor and Fitoor actors Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapoor offered heartfelt prayers for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, the lone soldier who was rescued alive after being buried under snow in the Siachen for six days.
Koppad was buried alive in the early hours of February 3, when their post at Siachen Glacier was hit by an avalanche. Nine soldiers, who were buried along with him, died.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted:
T 2140 – We pray for him that protects us in extreme circumstances and serves his country .,PRAYERS FOR L/N HUNUMANTHAPPA and his recovery
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 9, 2016
Rishi Kapoor wrote:
Jako rakhe Saiyaan maar sake na koi! Prayers for you Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad pic.twitter.com/bNZtP5XYHw
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 10, 2016
Katrina and Adtiya, who were unaware of the matter until the media informed them about it, sounded concerned and said, “We will keep him in our prayers. Miracles like these keep our faith in the strength of humanity and we have to thank our army for making it happen.”
Deeply saddened by the death of 10 Indian Soldiers in the Siachen Avalanche Tragedy. My heartfelt condolences to the families of our heroes.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) February 4, 2016
In our prayers
In our thoughts
This soldier MUST live
Come On All U Gods
Do What U Must 🇮🇳🙏🏽 http://t.co/kigU0toRpd
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) February 10, 2016