Mumbai, Feb 11: Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Anupam and Kirron Kher, Rishi Kapoor among others mourned soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad’s death on Thursday. While actor Anupam Kher saluted him for his sacrifice, Sunny Deol says that he will always be there in his heart.
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Hanumanthappa was dug out alive from snow and ice in which he was buried for six days in the inhospitable Siachen glacier.
Saluting his bravery, B-Town took to micro-blogging website Twitter and offered their condolences for Koppad who died at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) in Delhi, where he battled for life for two days.
Here is what they posted:
Lata Mangeshkar: Bharat mata ke veer saput Lance Naik Hanumanthappa ko meri bhavpurna shraddhanjali.
Kirron Kher: I salute the bravery of LN Hanamanthappa. It is with profound grief that I join the nation in paying homage to him. It is because of our brave soldiers that we sleep easy. We must always remember that! Rest In Peace Braveheart #Hanumanthappa. Salute to the soldiers who sacrifice their lives for our safety.