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Watch Col Manpreet Singh's 6-year-old braveheart son as he salutes his father for last time wearing military uniform

Watch Col Manpreet Singh's 6-year-old braveheart son as he salutes his father for last time wearing military uniform

Son of Colonel Manpreet Singh salutes as family members and relatives mourn near his mortal remains before his last rites, at his native place in Mohali, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. PTI



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, September 15

At Colonel Manpreet Singh's house in Mullanpur near Chandigarh, there is a steady rush of mourners since news of him martyred in a gunfight in Garol forests of Anantnag came in on Wednesday.

It was heartrending to see Colonel Manpreet Singh's six-year-old son—wearing military clothes—offer a salute to the mortal remains of his father for the last time on Friday.

As the mortal remains reached home in Punjab’s Mullanpur, Col Manpreet's wife, sister, mother and other family members were inconsolable. In a video, a man was seen holding Manpreet's son he paid tributes to his father as his little sister close by watched.

A third-generation soldier, Colonel Manpreet behind his mother, wife, a two-year-old daughter and the six-year-old son. His last rites were conducted at his hometown in Mullanpur in Mohali district of Punjab.

Two Army officers, including the Colonel and Major Ashish Dhonchak, and DSP Himayun Bhat of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in the gunfight with terrorists in the higher reaches of Kokernag area of Kashmir on Wednesday.

Colonel Manpreet, the commanding officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Major Dhonchak and Deputy Superintendent of Police Humayun Bhat were also martyred in the gunfight.

Touching visuals of Jagmeet Kaur, wife of Colonel Manpreet, showed her standing with folded hands as she bid her husband the final goodbye.

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