New Delhi: The valour and patriotism of Captain Vikram Batra, the Paramveer martyr of the Kargil war, still inspires the youth. Captain Vikram Batra's bravery shown during the Kargil war was commendable, the country will always remember his sacrifice. However, today let's dive deep into the story of Captain Vikram Batra's true love and the sacrifices of his girlfriend which are uncommon in today's era.
The duo met while studying at Punjab University
When Captain Vikram Batra was doing his MA in English from Punjab University, he met his love. They started off as friends and then their relationship blossomed into love. Both had promised to marry and live with each other.
The marriage was to be held after the Kargil war
Captain Vikram Batra's father GL Batra said, "He had informed us about his special friend and asked us to stop looking for a girl to marry him. Both of them were 100% devoted to each other. The family had decided that they would be married off when Captain Vikram Batra returned from the Kargil war.
Their 'love story' remained incomplete after his martyrdom
Unfortunately, fate did not allow this love story to be completed. Captain Vikram Batra was 25 years old when he was martyred during the Kargil War. While his parents were preparing for their marriage, Captain Vikram Batra returned home wrapped in a tricolor shroud. After the martyrdom of Captain Vikram Batra, his girlfriend came to Palampur to bid him a final farewell. It was here that the parents of Captain Vikram Batra met the girl for the first time. The girl left everyone gasping when she revealed that will not marry anyone else now. It was not an easy decision for a girl of just twenty-two to spend her whole life alone.
Captain Vikram Batra's father GL Batra describes their bond as true love, whose example is not found in today's times. The martyr's father said, "Till today that girl has not married, they have decided that she will now spend her whole life with the help of the memories of Vikram Batra".
Surprisingly, Captain Vikram Batra's parents themselves persuaded the girl a lot and urged her to remarry but she stayed committed to her vow. She told Captain Vikram Batra's father, she cannot marry anyone else, her whole life is now dedicated to the memories of Captain Vikram Batra.
On Monday (July 26), the Kargil war completed 22 years and it has been equally long since the martyrdom of Captain Vikram Batra. Captain Vikram Batra's love story may not be complete but his pledge of love, dedication and sacrifice has made their love story immortal forever. Youngsters who have the zeal to lay down their lives for the country will always be inspired by the valour of Captain Vikram Batra in the Kargil war and his love story of true love.