The body of General Subodh Ghosh, the martyred Indian soldier from West Bengal, reached his hometown in Nadia on Sunday (November 15) night. 

Subodh Ghosh died at the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir’s Uri district after Pakistan violated ceasefire protocols on Friday (November 13).

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Subodh’s coffin draped in Tri-colour reached the Panagarh Air Force Station on Sunday evening where a wreath laying ceremony was held. It was taken by road to Raghunathpur where his last rites will be conducted under the station headquarters in Kanchrapara.

Married over a year ago, Subodh last spoke to his wife, Anindita, on Thursday (November 12) night. Reportedly, the 24-year-old was supposed to return on a leave in December, which would have been his first visit since the birth of her daughter. However, he could not live to see his newborn daughter.

The Governor of West Bengal, Jagdeep Dhankhar, paid a tribute to the brave soul. On his official Twitter timeline he said, “Salutations to valour of Gnr Subodh Ghosh,Village Raghunathpur, District Nadia, West Bengal @Mamtaofficial , who made Supreme Sacrifice in Unprovoked Pak Cease Fire Violation at Gurez & Uri Sector on 13 Nov 20. Deepest condolences to the bereaved family.”

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Besides Subodh, there other soldiers who were killed in the Pakistan shelling were Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy (38) from Assam, Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao (28) from Nagpur and Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra (20) from Maharashtra.

Srinagar-based defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said Pakistan used mortars and other weapons and deliberately targeted civilian areas. The troops retaliated strongly causing causalities and substantial damage to Pakistan Army’s infrastructure across the Line of Control (LOC).