Body of Khadu’s pilot cremated
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 07, 2011, 13:11
  
Dehra Doon: Body of 48-year-old Captain Tejender Singh Mamik, who died in the chopper crash in Arunachal Pradesh along with Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, was cremated here on Saturday.

State media advisor Devendra Bhasin paid tributes to the departed soul on behalf of Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank.

Former Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, local MLA Dinesh Agrawal and Ganesh Joshi were among other eminent personalities who attended the funeral.

Earlier, his body was brought to his Race Course Colony residence.

Capt Mamik, who was divorced, was living with his three sisters - Charanjeet, Pinky and Renu here. Capt Mamik, who hailed from Punjab, was a Lt Col in the Indian Army and had taken voluntary retirement. He later joined Pawan Hans.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had this week met Capt Mamik's family members to offer his condolences and also promised a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to his sisters.

Mamik was killed along with four others when the single-engine EuroCopter B8 of Pawan Hans, crashed in a place between Kyela and Lugathang in the mountainous region of Arunachal Pradesh.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, May 07, 2011, 13:11


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