New Delhi: Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad was laid to rest at his home town - Betadur village in Dharwad district of Karnataka on Friday, a day after he breathed his last at Delhi's RR hospital.
Alongwith, thousands of locals and state government's representatives, Hanumanthappa's final journey was attended by soldiers from Madras Regiment .
Earlier, Hanumanthappa's body was kept at Nehru stadium in Hubbali where hundreds pay homage to the brave soldier.
The 33-year-old braveheart's mortal remains were brought on road from Hubbali airport around midnight, wrapped in a casket and draped in tri-colour, his extended family plunged into grief even as his brother and close relatives broke down.
On Thursday, three days after being rescued from Siachen glacier, Hanumanthappa lost the battle for life in a Delhi hospital.
He was the only one to be rescued alive after spending almost six days under the 36-feet of snow at Siachen, the world highest battlefield.