J&K avalanche: Armyman cremated with honours

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:03

Pathankot: Army jawan Amit Sharma, who died
in the devastating avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir on January
23 while saving three fellow Armymen, was on Saturday cremated with
full military honours at his native Mammun village here.

Floral tributes were paid to Amit as a large number of
mourners gathered at his residence to console the aggrieved
family.

Amit, who joined Army around 10 years ago, laid down
his life in Thursday`s avalanche while trying to rescue
another companion after saving lives of three army men, an
Army official said here.

His wife Neetu said Amit had called home few minutes
before the avalanche took place and had promised to visit the
family soon.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:03
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