Jammu: When children of his age were engrossed in games and toys, Captain Tushar Mahajan was already dreaming about dedicating his life to the nation by joining the army and killing terrorists.
Capt Mahajan’s mother pays tribute to her son. PIC/PTI
Late Captain Tushar Mahajan and Lance Naik Om Prakash were members of the team that had launched an operation on February 21 and were instrumental in clearing major portion of the multi storeyed building in the Pampore area of the Pulwama district in Kashmir Valley, where the terrorists had hidden. As the officer’s body reached the headquarters of army’s Northern Command at Udhampur, his mother broke down and almost fainted while hugging the coffin.
Recalling Mahajan’s passion for the army, his inconsolable father, Dev Raj said, “He always wanted to join the army and at the age of 16 he got selected for NDA. We never objected to it as it was his childhood dream to serve the nation.”
He added, “Though I have lost my son I am proud that he laid down his life for the nation, an honour which only a few can get.”