Mumbai: 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.
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:
Bharat mata ke veer saput Lance Naik Hanumanthappa ko meri bhavpurna shraddhanjali.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) February 11, 2016
I salute d bravery of LN Hanamanthappa.It is with profound grief that I join the nation in paying homage 2 him.
— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) February 11, 2016
R I P. Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad.Proud forever!
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 11, 2016
Saluting Late Lance Naik Hanumanthappa & all the #SiachenBravehearts...Your bravery is immortal.
— Jai Singh Rathore (@AnilKapoor) February 11, 2016
Saddened to read that Lance Naik Hanumanthappa passed away.. RIP. Condolences to his family.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 11, 2016
RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, you'll always be in our hearts.
— Sunny Deol (@IAMSUNNYDEOL) February 11, 2016
Extremely saddened to hear about Lance Naik Hanumanthappa's demise. India has lost a brave soldier. Salute his courage. May his soul RIP!!
— Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) February 11, 2016
RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa - thank you for your courage - https://t.co/a5ZhXylFly
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 11, 2016
Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. #RIP
— Sandhya Mridul (@sandymridul) February 11, 2016
RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa .. Braveheart and protector of our nation. Condolences and prayers for his family..
— Aftab Shivdasani (@AftabShivdasani) February 11, 2016
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) February 11, 2016
Genuinely crushed at this news.
Just not fair after what he went thru.
Jai Hind Sir https://t.co/IrSfgrY4rp
— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) February 11, 2016
Rest in Peace Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa . Salute
— salim merchant (@salim_merchant) February 11, 2016
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) February 11, 2016