Friday, Sep 24, 2021 05:45 [IST]
Last Update: Friday, Sep 24, 2021 00:14 [IST]
DARJEELING,: Respect and tribute was paid to Indian army martyr Naik Bidhan Ghising at his house at Pussimbing, about 15 km from Darjeeling during his funeral on Thursday.
Among those who paid tribute to late Bidhan, who was martyred in Jammu & Kashmir in a clash with terrorists, were the army, police personnel, officials from the administration and leaders of various political outfits.
"We are proud of him as Bidhan sacrificed his life for the country. But as he the sole earning member of the family, we hope that job would be given to his wife as she has two children to support," said his father Birbhadur Ghising.
Bidhan was only recently posted in Jammu & Kashmir and is survived by his mother, father, wife and two sons.
Speaking about her husband while fighting back tears, Sabina Ghisingh said, "I had talked to him last on September 19 when he had called me after duty. He had also talked with his sons that day. It was in March that I had met him last and was to come home during the pujas."
According to his cousin Norden Tamang who is in the same regiment as Bidhan, the incident took place when Bidhan had gone for patrolling and firing had started where two more had been injured.
Today, the last rites were conducted with full military honours. A large number of people had also gathered to pay homage to the martyr along with political leaders like GNLF president Mann Ghisingh, GJM president Bimal Gurung and BGPM leader Amar Lama among others.
The mortal remains of Bidhan Ghising had been brought from Srinagar to his house on Wednesday.