29 Nov : In Bangalore, which is mourning the loss of NSG Major Unnikrishnan during the operations to flush out terrorists at Taj hotel, the scenes were no different.
The mortal remains of the 31-year-old, wrapped in the tricolour were laid before a framed photograph of the hero and people – friends, leaders, colleagues, family and strangers, filed past with bent heads and folded hands.
Grief stricken family members, friends and others broke down as Unnikrishnan’s inconsolable mother sat close to his body caressing her son, repeatedly touching his forehead.
Born on 15th March, 1977 and the only son of retired ISRO officer K Unnikrishnan, he had joined the National Defence Academy and was Army in 1999.
He joined the NSG on deputation in January 2007 after having served two tenures with his battalion in counter insurgency and counter terrorism roles.