Karnataka govt announces Rs. 25 lakh relief for Hanamanthappa's family

Hubli: Karnataka government on Thursday announced a relief of Rs. 25 lakh to the next of kin of Siachen martyr, who spend six days buried alive under the snow after an avalanche came crashing down on his post.

"We are giving 25 lakh as compensation, two acres of wet land or four acres of dry land and job to one dependent of the family,” Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who reached Hubli airport to receive the body of Siachen braveheart Lance Nayak Hanamanthappa told the media.

"It's a great loss to the country and I condole the role of Lance Nayak Hanamanthappa," he added.

The brave soldier who survived six days buried under a 25-feet avalanche in Siachen, died at Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday.

The Army paid respects to the Siachen braveheart at Delhi's Brar Square.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too offered his condolence to the bereaved family.

“He leaves us sad & devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India,” he tweeted.

The 33-year-old is survived by his wife and two-year-old daughter.

News24 Bureau