“He leaves us sad and devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India”, the Prime Minister said.
Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad was miraculously found alive when he was dug out of over 30 feet of snow at an altitude of more than 19000 feet five days after an avalanche had hit an army post at Siachin