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Thursday, December 4, 2008

MARTYRDOM OF MAJOR UNNIKRISHNAN

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

Family
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.

Childhood
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.

Army Career
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"

Our Politicians
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.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for atleast stating that Maj Uni died fighting.Hope others in khaki will take a lesson or two

SUKHI said...

Dear BP Sir,
I have not withdrawn any of my remarks, somebody is writing on my name.
Have a name for your self dear "New Sukhi"

Anonymous said...

Dear BP,
No, nothing will go waste, we will continue to work and fouji will always do things which will bring to the nation only pride

SUKHI said...

dear "fake"SUKHI(Dec 5,2008 9:37AM),
Please do not try to create confusion by such misleading comments.BP sir knows me personally & I have communicated to him my feelings in person as well.

BP Ka B--p said...

Oye BP,BP oye,
kya baat hai,kuchch sudhar dikh raha hai khopadi mein.Jitna main soch raha tha utni khali nahin hai.Kerala ke CM se akal mili lagti hai jo soya deshprem jag pada.
hun fir jyada khush ho kar puththian gallan na likhan lag paiin.Sardaraan nu na badnaam kar KDP.

Anonymous said...

BP,
I do agree with Mr above and happly surprised over change of heart of yours.
Keep it up "babbeo"

Anonymous said...

Dear bp,
May I ask for reasons for this new found respect for OG,anyhow still thanks

Anonymous said...

This country will never understand the sentiments of a soldier,every bit is seen in terms of money

Anonymous said...

Dear BP,
Maj Navdeep had so many times raised our hopes to get PB-4,but three months have gone.Every time I read your blog it appears that it will never come.
What is your's latest gen ?

Anonymous said...

It appears that Ltcols and Readers in UGC are the posts that have same fate line

Anonymous said...

Dear BP Sir,
Since second-in-command is linked with Ltcols is there any hope for PB-4.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir
Ten days gone nothing new,please come up with something