Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid floral tribute to IAF officer Rana Pratap Das who became among those killed, including Chief of Defence Workers Basic Bipin Rawat, within the helicopter atomize in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on December 8.
The mortal remains of Junior Warrant Officer (JWO) Rana Pratap Das, wrapped in tricolour, arrived in Bhubaneswar on a special IAF flight spherical 12 noon on Saturday.
As soon because the mortal remains of the IAF officer reached Biju Patnaik Worldwide Airport, the airport echoed with slogans of ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘veer jawan amar rahe’, as electorate reached the airport in huge numbers with the tricolour in their arms.
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Rana Pratap Das became given a guard of honour by the personnel of 120 Battalion. Aside from CM Patnaik, members of the bid cabinet, Police DG on the side of alternative eminent dignitaries and armed forces personnel additionally paid their homage to the departed soul.
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The manager minister lauded the dedicated carrier and patriotism of Rana Pratap Das and prolonged his deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
Following this, the mortal remains of Rana Pratap Das were shifted in an ambulance, which headed for his native village Krushnachandrapur in Angul district, for the final rites with elephantine defense pressure and bid honours.
A special graveyard is being prepared within the village for the cremation, which is at probability of in discovering situation on December 13.
Rana Pratap Das, deployed as a junior warrant officer within the IAF, is survived by his companion and a 17-month-mature son, other than his elderly fogeys.
Tears rolled down from the face of Rana Pratap Das’s companion, Sibangi, a dentist in IAF, when she became requested the final time she spoke to her husband.
Talking to mediapersons, she stated, “It became two weeks forward of I spoke final to my husband. He told me that he may perchance well well be going for coaching and may perchance well well be unable to chat all the diagram via coaching.”
Rana Pratap Das joined the IAF in June 2006 and became transferred to Coimbatore three months lend a hand. The 34-yr-mature got married in 2017.
Within the interim, villagers from the hamlet of Rana Pratap Das absorb demanded that the street between Talabeda and Krushnachandrapur be named after him.
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