Same stands true for the families of other six soldiers, who were martyred protecting the country, in the Nagrota terror attack.
In their time of grief, these army families have put on a brave face.
"Very proud; my son sacrificed his life for the nation. He always wanted to join the Army and we never stopped him," said father of Major Gosavi K Mannadir.
Very proud; my son sacrificed his life for nation. He always wanted to join Army and we never stopped him: Father of Major Gosavi K Mannadir pic.twitter.com/TQry45n9ud— ANI (@ANI_news) November 30, 2016
Major Mannadir, aged 33 years, hailed from Pandharpur village, Solapur district, Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife, Uma K Gosavi.
Pandharpur (Maharashtra): Visuals from the residence of Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir who lost his life in Nagrota attack pic.twitter.com/FbS0uipFUU— ANI (@ANI_news) November 29, 2016