GUWAHATI: Tears welled up in the eyes of every villager when the body of Indian Army Havildar Haradhan Chandra Ray was brought to his native village under Sapatgram area in western Assam’s Dhubri district on Monday. Ray was among the four Indian Army personnel killed in the ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army on November 13. He was posted in the Uri sector.
As soon as the mortal remains of the braveheart reached his home, the widow of the Havildar started to cry her heart out. Everyone became emotional when Ray’s widow paid her last respects to the martyr. The one-and-a-half-year old son of the braveheart was baffled when he saw his father coming home wrapped in tricolour.
The parents of the braveheart were inconsolable as they have lost their only son to the brutality of Pakistani forces.
Havildar Haradhan Chandra Ray will be laid to rest with full military honours on the bank of the Gangadhar river in his village.
On Sunday evening, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid his tributes to the martyred Army man at the 151 Army Base Hospital at Basistha, Guwahati.
“His supreme sacrifice will always inspire us to dedicate ourselves in service of India,” Sonowal said.