Karnataka announces Rs 25 lakh relief for Hanumanthappa's family

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa spent six days buried alive under the snow after an avalanche came crashing down on his military post.

PTI| Updated: Feb 12, 2016, 00:09 AM IST
Karnataka announces Rs 25 lakh relief for Hanumanthappa's family

Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who reached Hubli airport to receive the body of Siachen braveheart Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad, announced a relief of Rs 25 lakh to next of kin of the martyr.

"We are giving 25 lakh as compensation, two acres of wet land or four acres of dry land and job to one dependent of the family," Siddaramaiah told the media here.

"It's a great loss to the country and I condole the role of Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa," he added.

The brave soldier who survived six days buried under a 25-feet avalanche in Siachen, died at Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi today.

The Army paid respects to the braveheart at Delhi`s Brar Square where Hanamanthappa`s body was lying in state.

The 33-year-old is survived by his wife and two-year-old daughter.

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa spent six days buried alive under the snow after an avalanche came crashing down on his military post.

Nine other soldiers from his regiment had died at the spot. Tributes have been pouring in for Hanumanthappa from across the country.