Sepoy Jaswant Singh

Sepoy Jaswant Singh

Sepoy Jaswant Singh cremated

MALERKOTLA: Mortal remains of Sepoy Jaswant Singh of 10 Sikh Light Infantry, who laid down his life on July 6, in Kargil in a fierce hand-to-hand combat with the Pakistani intruders, were consigned to flames with full military and civil honour at his native village, Bhasaur, 10 km from here, under Dhuri subdivision today.

Master Sukhvender Singh, eight-year-old son of the martyr, lit the pyre of his father. Jaswant Singh was the youngest of four brothers. He is survived by his wife and three children.

His father Swaran Singh, said he was proud of his son's bravery.

Those who were present at the time of cremation include: Mr Gobind Singh Kanjhla, State Minister, Punjab; Mr Dhanwant Singh, MLA, Dhuri; Mr Anirudh Tiwari, Deputy Commissioner, and Mr Arpit Shukla, SSP, Sangrur.

The Deputy Commissioner said all possible help would be given to the family of the martyr by the state government. Mr Makhan Lal Lalka, Chairman Bajigar Cell of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee also visited the breaved family and expressed his sympathies.

CourtesyThe Tribune News Service

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