Thousands line up to pay tribute to Lt Colonel Niranjan Kumar, who died in Pathankot

His body was brought to the city in the early hours of Monday and was kept at his home before being taken to north Bengaluru’s BEL ground to enable people to pay homage.

Written by Santosh Kumar R B | Bengaluru | Updated: January 5, 2016 8:49 am
Lt Col Niranjan Kumar’s wife in Bengaluru on Monday. (Source: PTI) Lt Col Niranjan Kumar’s wife in Bengaluru on Monday. (Source: PTI)

Thousands paid their last respects to NSG officer Lt Col Niranjan Kumar in Bengaluru on Monday morning. Lt Col Niranjan was killed following a terrorist attack on the Pathankot IAF base.

His body was brought to the city in the early hours of Monday and was kept at his home before being taken to north Bengaluru’s BEL ground to enable people to pay homage.

Apart from friends and family members, students from various schools also turned up at the ground. “We used to play cricket in this ground before Niranjan joined the Army a few years ago. Unfortunately, I am here today to pay my last respects to him,” said Vishwas KV, a close friend of Niranjan’s brother Shashank.

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“Trekking was his favorite hobby. Boxing and basketball were his favorite sport. He was supposed to be here around January 26, but this unfortunate incident occurred. I and my other cousins were very fond of Niranjan. When he came home on leave we used to spend time with him,’’ said Sampath EK, Niranjan’s cousin. The body of Lt Col Niranjan was scheduled be taken to his native place in Kerala’s Palakkad district on Monday evening for the last rites.

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    Raj
    Jan 5, 2016 at 4:17 am
    We salute you Sir! No words to describe your sacrifice to the nation.
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      Prasad shimpi
      Jan 5, 2016 at 3:48 am
      हमं आपको याँद रखेगे और अपने देशकेली ऐ काम करेगें
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        Kannan
        Jan 5, 2016 at 1:37 am
        Lt Col Niaranjan Kumar - may you rest in peace Sir. Your sacrifice will not go in vain. The people of the country will continue the fight against our rotten system and our external enemies.
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          p.kumar
          Jan 5, 2016 at 5:39 am
          I appreciate the Bangalore citizens for showing up in thousands to pay the final respects to the army officer who sacrificed his life to protect us from the enemy. Though we live in far-off places, members of my family join in with our hearts and minds in showing our respects too. LONG LIVE THE INDIAN SECURITY MEN AND WOMEN. WITH THEIR PRESENCE, NO ENEMY CAN HARM US.
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            Deaf Leopard
            Jan 5, 2016 at 3:41 am
            Rest in peace! A true patriot and a soldier.
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              Rauf
              Jan 5, 2016 at 10:37 am
              Nation Salute you Lt. Col. Niranjan Kumar,,, your sacrifices to destroy enemy mission will be written in golden words,,, I Personally Salute the Brave Lt. Col. Niranjan Kumar,, may allah rest his soul in Heaven ,,, Jai Hind ,,, My person tribute to him for his services we all are one Indian i personal request the PM and the President of India to take hard action against stan and its always bad way of doing politic
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                Vedic_Citizen
                Jan 5, 2016 at 1:35 am
                We salute you, truly Kshatriya dharma to sacrifice life for the nation.
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