Sepoy Kundan Kumar Ojha, wads killed along with Havildar Palani and Colonel B Santosh Babu in face-off with Chinese troops at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night. He had become father to a baby girl 20 days ago and never got to see her face.
Kundan was a native of Dihari village of Sahibganj in Jharkhand, he was recruited in the Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army in 2011. He was the second child of his father Ravi Shankar Ojha, a farmer. Ojha’s mother Bhawani Devi was informed about her son’s demise over phone from an Army official at around 3 pm in the afternoon. His brothers, Mukesh Kumar Ojha and Kanhaiyya Kumar Ojha, work in private companies at Dhanbad and Gooda respectively.
According to New Indian Express, one of his family member told that Kundan came home on vacations five months ago and had talked to them last some 15 days back.
Deputy Commissioner Varun Ranjan, however, said that no official communiqué has been received from the Indian Army so far.
“One Subedar rank official had called and informed the father of the late soldier that his son has been killed in the face-off. I also talked to the Subedar who confirmed the news,” said the Deputy Commissioner.
Sepoy Ojha is survived by his wife Neha Devi.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said on Twitter that “We are proud of our brave son of Jharkhand #KundanOjha who sacrificed his life along with two other army men in the line of duty. I salute all of them and Jharkhand Govt and the entire state stands in solidarity with Kundan’s family in this hour of bereavement. ”
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