Sepoy GANESH SHANKAR, 34
GHOORAPALLI VILLAGE, SANT KABIR NAGAR (UP)
When the news of sepoy Ganesh Shankar’s death reached them Monday morning, the family was busy making plans for the wedding of his younger sister, Indrawati, 20.
“Indrawati’s wedding was fixed in Gorakhpur a few days ago. On Monday morning, we were talking about preparations needed for marriage functions when locals informed about Ganesh Shankar’s death. It got confirmed when mediapersons reached our place,” said Ganesh’s elder brother, Suresh Chandra Yadav, a farmer. Ganesh, 34, is survived by his wife Gudia Yadav and children Amrita, 9, Ankit, 7, and Khushi, 4.
“Ganesh was the only earning member of our family,” said Suresh. The family will now have to depend on a small piece of land. “We spoke to Ganesh five days ago. We told him Indrawati’s marriage had been fixed and the date would be decided when he comes home. He promised to come in October.”
Ganesh had joined the Army in 2003 and served at several places. He was transferred to Uri only on August 22.