Visakhapatnam (AP), Feb 1: Sepoy Mamidi Nagaraju, who died in an avalanche in Gurez Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was on Wednesday cremated with full state honours at his native Maradan village in Vizianagaram.
Floral tributes were paid to Nagaraju when his body was flown into Visakhapatnam from Srinagar last night. Nagaraju, who served in 18 Mahar Regiment, died in a avalanche in Gurez sector recently.
Military honour and wreath laying ceremony was conducted at the Shradhanjili Sthal at Visakhapatnam Airport by Col B Parkhe Administrative Commandant, Station HQs (Army) Visakhapatnam as a mark of respect to the deceased with a Ceremonial Guard of the Navy in attendance. Representatives of the district administration, police and Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer also paid tributes to the departed soul.
"District Collector of Vizianagaram Vivek Yadav, DSP Bobbili, officials from Revenue Department, Zilla Sainik Welfare Office and NCC paid tributes to the departed soul at Maradam village with police band in attendance," a Navy release said here on Wednesday.