Shaheed Major Padmaphani
Major Padmaphani Acharya
son's final journey to Kargil
Major Padmaphani Acharya, 31, hailing
from Hastinapur on the city's outskirts, was killed on Monday in the Kargil
operations. He was hit by enemy shelling.
His family was informed about his
death on Tuesday. Local residents took out a rally and raised slogans hailing
his martyrdom. Acharya was born on June 21, 1968 and graduated from Osmania
Later, he joined the Indian Army
in 1993. After completion of training at Madras, he was commissioned into
the Rajputana Rifles. He was posted in Assam and Delhi before being sent
He was married to Charulatha in 1996
and the couple was expecting their first child. Padmaphani's father Jagannatham,
a retired Indian Air Force officer, took the news about his son's death
He said his second son, Captain Padma
Sambhav Acharya, is also fighting in Kargil. "I am prepared to sacrifice
my other son also for the sake of our motherland," the proud father said.
highest wartime gallantry award MAHA VIR CHAKRA was awarded to Major Padmaphani
Acharya on 15th August 1999.