Lance Naik Hanumanthappa gives up battle for life: Twitter pays tribute to the real hero

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Bengaluru, Feb 11: After a miraculous survive, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa gave up the tough battle for life on Thursday, Feb 11.

On Tuesday, Feb 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited the 'braveheart' at Delhi's Research and Referral Army hospital and hailed him as an "outstanding soldier" whose "endurance & indomitable spirit" cannot be described in words. [Siachen 'braveheart' soldier Lance Naik Hanumanthappa passes away]

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa

Soon after Hanumanthappa's demise, PM Modi condoled his death saying, "He leaves us sad & devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India", on micro-blogging site Twitter. [Pall of gloom descends on Lance Naik Hanamanthappa's village]

As the tragic news of his death spread, tributes started pouring in from all across the country and politicians. Here are some Twitter reactions:

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad was one of the 10 soldiers of the 19 Madras Regiment who were swept under the deadly avalanche on February 3, when they were manning the highest helipad in the world on the Saltoro Ridge of the Siachen glacier.

Hanumanthappa, who hailed  from Betadur village in Dharwad district of North Karnataka, was found alive on Monday, Feb 8, buried under 25 feet of snow for six days after an avalanche hit his post at the altitude of 19,600 feet close to the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.

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