Shaheed Lance Naik
"He Said He'd Be Back"
Lance Naik M.R. Sahu of Signal Corps
God willing peace would come soon,"
Sahu had written to his friend. But death came first. Just three months
into active service after completing his training in Goa, 25-year-old Sahu
was killed on June 7 in shelling while he was repairing communication lines
which were down. Rather than grieve inconsolably, villagers in his native
Baniasahi village celebrated the return of their dead hero.