New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Siachen survivor Lance Naik Hanumanthappa at Army`s Research & Referral Hospital, in New Delhi on Feb 9, 2016. Also seen the Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad who died on Thursday in a hospital here after battling for his life for two days . He had been dug out alive after being buried under the ice for six days in the Siachen glacier
"He leaves us sad and devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India," Modi said in a tweet.
He died at 11.45 a.m. at the Army Hospital( Research and Referral), an official told IANS.
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