Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The body of Mustaq Ahmed, a Sepoy of the Madras regiment who attained martyrdom in an avalanche strike at Siachen was laid to rest with State honors on Tuesday. The mortal remains of Mustaq Ahmed, brought by Major Naren Babu and other Army officials in a special vehicle from Hyderabad reached his native village at around 12.30pm almost 12 days after declaration of his death.
The Deputy Chief Minister K.E.Krishna Murty, District Collector Ch.Vijayamohan and MLCs S.Chakrapani Reddy placed wreaths on the sepoy’s body and paid homage. The Deputy Chief Minister visited the deceased sepoy’s house and offered his heartfelt condolences and presented a cheque of Rs.25 lakh to the soldier’s widow Nasimunnisa. He said that the government would offer a job to her education qualification beside allotting a house site either at Kurnool or Nandyal.
YSRCP Congress president and Leader of Opposition Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy visited Pranapalle and paid homage to the soldier and offered condolences to his widow.
Major Madhu Maneesh and other soldiers presented a guard of honour and lowered their guns while police personnel opened three rounds in the air as a mark of respect to the departed soldier. Mustaq Ahmed married Nasimunnisa in August 2014 and they were blessed with a son Syed Mohsin on August 3, 2015. He left to Siachen on August 18 last year.