IS MARTYRDOM GONE WASTE ?
Unnikrishnan was a Major in the Indian Army serving in the elite National Security Guards (NSG). He sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks “Do not come up, I will handle them.” These were probably the last words which Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan told his men as he was hit by bullets while engaging well armed gunmen inside the Taj Hotel, Mumbai during the Black Tornado operation
During the operation, when a commando got injured Major Unnikrishnan arranged for his evacuation and started chasing the terrorists himself. The terrorists escaped to another floor of the hotel and during the chase Major Unnikrishnan was seriously injured and succumbed to his injuries
He hails from a family settled in Bangalore that had migrated from Cheruvannur, Kozhikode,Kerala. He was the only son of retired ISRO officer Mr. K. Unnikrishnan and Mrs. Dhanalakshmi.
Major Unnikrishnan spent 14 years at the Frank Anthony Public School. A popular figure among his contemporaries, he wanted to join the Army, even attending school in a crew cut. He is remembered as an outstanding student by his teacher. In 1995 he finished ISC Science from here. He was the house captain and he participated in sports and described by his school principal as "fantastic athlete". Most of his athletic records remained unbroken for many years. He described himself as a movie maniac in his orkut profile
Besides his display of courage from young age he had a soft side to him and was a member of the school choir.
Sandeep joined the National Defence Academy (India) in 1995. He was a Cadet, part of the Oscar Squadron (No 4 Battalion) and a pass out of the 94th Course of NDA. He graduated as a Bachelor of Arts (Social science stream).
His NDA buddies remember him as "selfless "generous" and "calm and composed"
The anger against the political class in wake of the Mumbai terror attack boiled over with slain NSG commando Major Sandeep
DG, NSG, Jyoti Krishan Dutt, along with colleagues pay their respects to NSG men Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Gajendra Singh who laid their lives fighting terrorists in Mumbai.
Opposition parties in Kerala have accused the state government of having shown disrespect to the Kerala-born soldier, who lost his life while combating terrorists in Mumbai, by not sending any minister to his funeral, attended by a large number of people, including Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa.
As Sandeep's father remained firm that no politician should enter his house and refused to meet the leaders from his own state, police persuaded Dhanalakshmi, the slain commando's mother, to talk to the guests.
He had told his friends that his son, whose valour was witnessed by the entire country, did not belong to Kerala alone but to the entire nation.
Unnikrishnan's father literally shooed away Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan on Sunday
Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan's reaction
It is understood that Kerala Chief Minister Mr. VS Achuthanandan stated that he had gone to meet Mr. Unnikrishnan only because he was the father of Marytr Major Unnikrishnan otherwise even the dog would not have entered his house.
This blog consider that this type of treatment to the family of the Martyr is totally uncalled for, the political class needs to be more aware of sacrifice of our military men. The reaction of the people of our country forced the Chief Minister to apologise on the issue otherwise the individual was very reluctant to even express apology.