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Martyred son of India, Gursewak Singh, cremated with honours

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 8 Nov 2016 8:05 AM GMT

Martyred son of India, Gursewak Singh, cremated with honours
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Chandigarh: An Indian soldier, Gursewak Singh who was martyred during firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district of Kashmir, was cremated with full military honours at his village of Warana in Taran Tarn district of Punjab.

The 24 year old Gursewak Singh had joined the 22 Sikh Regiment in 2013 and was to marry a girl from Nagoke village in upcoming February. His fiancee was inconsolable. According to her, "the last call he had made was to tell me that he would be home soon and would call me up after reaching Punjab."

Gursewak's elder brother, Jasbir stated that last time he was home, he had booked a marriage hall for the ceremony and bought his wedding suit. "My brother made all the arrangements for his wedding and the whole family was so happy," he further stated.

The martyr soldier's father Balvinder Singh put up a brave face and said, "We are proud of our son’s sacrifice in the line of duty.” His two sisters cried during the last rites, while his mother seemed to be in shock.

A large crowd gathered to witness the last rites of the brave soldier.

It may be mentioned that Gursewak's brother Jasbir was a daily-wager and father Balwinder Singh owns half an acre of land.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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