Chennai, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today condoled the family of martyr Mukund Varadharajan.

In a letter to Indu Mukund, wife of the slain officer she said: "I know this is an extremely traumatic and tragic time in your life. You have lost a dear and devoted husband; your young daughter, her beloved father, and his parents, their adored son."

She said "yet, it is a matter of great pride that he made the supreme sacrifice while protecting his Motherland, in the best traditions of the Indian Army. In Major Mukund Varadharajan's death, the people of Tamil Nadu have lost a brave son; India has lost a courageous soldier," the Chief Minister. said.

The 32-year of Varadharajan was serving in 44 Rashtriya Rifles in the Northern Sector.

The funeral with full military honours will be held here tomorrow.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)