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Shahid Major Rushikesh Ramani’s dead body arrived at Ahmedabad airport on Monday evening at 8pm. Late Major was given a guard of honor by the Indian Army at the airport.
Shahid Rushikesh Ramani’s coffin was wrapped in Indian tricolor. Ahmedabad’s Mayor Kanaji Thakor, local MLA Mayaben Kodnani, Gujarat’s cabinet minister Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani were present at the airport to salute the brave shahid.
Later, martyr’s body was taken to his residence in Ahmedabad’s Thakkarbapanagar area. Rushikesh was cremated at Lilanagar crematorium under full state honor late in the night.
Ramani, who hails from Ahmedabad was killed in Kashmir on Sunday while fighting with militants. He killed three militants before he died.
Indian Army’s 23 Punjab Regiment Major Rushikesh Ramani was killed in a fierce gunabattle at Khurhama, near the Line of Control in Kupwara district of North Kashmir on Friday.
Major Rushikesh Ramani killed three militants before he died.
Major Rushikesh Ramani(25) was from Gujarat’s Saurashtra Patel samaj. His permanent resident is in Ahmedabad’s Thakkarbapanagar/Bapunagar area where his mother, father and sister are living. Rushikesh was unmarried.
The gunbattle in which Ramani was killed, took place when army confronted a group of heavily-armed Pakistani Jihadi militants at Gulab Post, 130 kms from Srinagar. Jihadi terrorists were attempting to sneak into the valley from Pakistan. Ramani killed three militants successfully, but later he and sepoy Jagtar Singh were killed. Subedar Kashmir Singh was wounded.