‘Zindagi to bas apne dum pe jee jati hai’: ‘Abeer’- Brave son of a brave father


Guwahati: Abeer Tripathi, the the six-year-old son of Viplab Tripathi, the Commanding Officer of Assam Rifles who was felled by insurgents in Manipur ambush along with his father and mother will always be remembered by everyone with teary eyes.

After the little soul departed, a video of Abeer has been doing round the corner and has gone viral in all the social media platforms.

In the videos, Abeer can be seen doing army drills and dressed up as Bhagat Singh extolling patriotic lines.

“Zindagi to bas apne dum pe jee jati hai, doosron ke kandhe par to janaze uthte hain (you live a life with strength you have, it’s others who carry your lifeless body).”

Abeer said gallantly, while standing in front of the Indian tricolour, with upturned moustache and a hat, as he played the legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, probably at a school function to celebrate India’s freedom.

Abeer, whose name means the brightly coloured powder that is smeared on faces and thrown in air during Holi festivity, was felled by bullets that also left dead his father, mother Anuja, and four personnel of Assam Rifles, a border guarding force, in Manipur on Saturday morning.