Little fighter Chandan gives up the cancer battle

Written by: Dr Anantha Krishnan M
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Bengaluru, Feb 4: Fourteen-year-old Chandan, who won the hearts of millions of people across the globe for his sheer passion for planes and the Indian Air Force, died on Wednesday in Delhi at 6 pm.

He was suffering from an advanced stage of cancer.


Chandan's father confirmed the news of the boy's death to OneIndia.

"Chandan is no more. He gave up the fight," Girish Mandal said.

The funeral will take place in Bihar.

"We are making arrangements to take the body to Bihar. I want to thank everyone who prayed for Chandan," he said.

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha condoled Chandan's demise.

"He was a true fighter who inspired us," Raha told OneIndia.

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