The Indian Army lost 4 jawans and 2 porters in an avalanche in the northern sector of the Siachen glacier on Monday, 18th November. One among those who lost their lives was Naik Maninder Singh.
Born on 24th August 1990, Singh was just 18 when he joined the Indian Army. A video that is doing the rounds on social media shows that he was not only a brave soldier, but also a great singer.
Those who raise questions on @adgpi , this is Naik Maninder Singh born on August 24, 1990. Two days ago he laid down his life for the nation at Siachen Glacier. He was a good singer but chose to serve the nation over his singing career. pic.twitter.com/bRqckNulsw— Tejinder Singh Sodhi (@TejinderSsodhi) November 20, 2019
Sources suggest that Singh chose to serve the nation over singing. He had inherited this tradition from his father Sukhdev Singh, who also sacrificed his life in the line of duty to the nation.
People on Twitter saluted the soldier for his sacrifice and praised him for choosing to serve the nation.
Simply tragic. Salute you son of India https://t.co/GTorflCWFo— Syed Ata Hasnain (@atahasnain53) November 21, 2019
Although I am very poor at understanding Punjābī but to understand this video one doesn’t need to know the language.— प्राचीर 🇮🇳 (@ramparts02) November 21, 2019
Being a soldier is a choice above all else. This video is as heartbreaking as Naik Singh’s voice is heartwarming. Siachen is the harshest terrain to serve in. Deep respect for him and condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.— Nidhie Sharma (@iamnidhiesharma) November 20, 2019
Supreme sacrifice, May WaheGuru give strength to family to bear the loss— Krishna K Sharma (@Krishna54158015) November 21, 2019
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti🙏🙏🙏
Salute to ultimate sacrifice for the nation 🙏🇮🇳— Ashok Jaswal 🇮🇳 (@ashok_jaswal) November 20, 2019
Thousands of people also gathered in his hometown to pay their last tributes to the braveheart.
Braveheart, Naik Maninder Singh, on his last journey, thousands of salutes 🇮🇳🙏. RIP @kayjay34350 pic.twitter.com/FW1myhDLMC— Tehzeeb (@Tehzeeb_1) November 22, 2019
Siachen is one of the harshest places to serve in and these soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the avalanche are indeed the bravest.