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Lance Naik Hanumanthappa: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, other cricketers pay homage to Siachen hero

From Sachin Tendulkar to Aakash Chopra, all took to micro-blogging site Twitter to salute the Siachen braveheart.

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa: Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, other cricketers pay homage to Siachen hero

New Delhi: Indian cricket fraternity paid homage to Siachen hero Hanumanthappa Koppad as he lost the battle for life on Thursday.

From Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar to Aakash Chopra and many others took to micro-blogging site Twitter to salute the Siachen braveheart.

Dubbed as the 'miracle man', the 33-year-old soldier of the 19th Battalion of Madras Regiment was flown down to Delhi's Army Research and Referral Hospital, where he battled for life for two days, but eventually breathed his last today.

Koppad stayed alive for six days buried under the snow after an avalanche struck his post in Siachen Glacier at an height of 19,600 feet.

Here the Tweets

The 33-year-old Hanumanthappa passed away at 11:45 am.

His condition had worsened last night. The brave soldier had slipped into deeper coma and was on maximal life support since then.

The shortage of oxygen to his brain and failure of kidneys made it even more difficult for the doctors to revive him.

From Zee News

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