Jammu, Feb 22: Captain Tushar Mahajan who was killed while fighting terrorists in Pampore of South Kashmir's Pulwama district was cremated with full state honours at his native town of Udhampur this evening.
A large number of people from all walks of life, joined the slain soldier's family and the Army to pay their last respect to the 'son of the soil' who laid down his life for the nation.
The father of the deceased Captain lit the pyre as the last rites were performed. Senior army officers and officials from the civil and police administration gathered at the Udhampur cremation ground to pay their last respects to the officer.
Earlier in the day, senior army officers, including General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Command, Lt Gen D S Hooda, and several other officers attended the wreath laying ceremony at the Headquarters of Northern Command.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Udhampur Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, DIG Udhampur-Reasi range, SSP Udhampur besides other officials of the police and civil administration also paid their tributes to the soldier.