Eminent personalities mourned soldier Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad's death on Thursday.
Hanamanthappa was dug out alive from snow and ice in which he was buried for six days in the inhospitable Siachen glacier.
Saluting his bravery, celebrities took to Twitter and offered their condolences for Koppad who died at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) in Delhi, where he battled for life for two days.
Here is what they wrote:
Narendra Modi: He leaves us sad & devastated. RIP Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The soldier in you remains immortal. Proud that martyrs like you served India.
Arvind Kejriwal: V sad to hear about Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. May his soul rest in peace.
Devendra Fadnavis: Maharashtra salutes Lance Naik #Hanumanthappa for his patriotic spirit. He is truly an inspiration. May His soul rest in peace. Jai Hind!
Mumbai Police: Mumbai police force salutes Martyr Hanamanthappa Koppad. May his soul rest in peace.
Shashi Tharoor: Saddened to hear of the passing of Lance-Naik Hanamanthappa. His young life was devoted2service& his brave struggle4life gave a nation hope.
Prithviraj Chavan: My tribute to braveheart #Hanumanthappa. You will be an inspiration for generations to come.. Condolences to the bereaved family.
Rajyavardhan Rathore: #Hanumanthappa, You shall live forever as a symbol of stoic, Fearless & committed Indian Soldier. RIP my brother in arm..
Sachin Tendulkar: The only ray of hope amidst the devastating news of the avalanche was finding one of our jawans alive against all odds. (1/3)
Hearing of his demise leaves the entire nation shattered. I have always held our armed forces in the highest regard...(2/3)
Especially those who serve in these extreme conditions. RIP Lance Naik #Hanumanthappa (3/3)
Virat Kohli: RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. Big salute to your courage.Heart reaches out to all soldiers who serve the nation in any & all extreme weather
Rishi Kapoor: RIP. Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad. Proud forever!
Anil Kapoor: Saluting Late Lance Naik Hanumanthappa and all the#SiachenBravehearts...Your bravery is immortal.
Farhan Akhtar: Saddened to read that Lance Naik Hanumanthappa passed away. RIP. Condolences to his family.
Sunny Deol: RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, you'll always be in our hearts.
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, thank you for your courage.
Rana Daggubati: Extremely saddened to hear about Lance Naik Hanumanthappa's demise. India has lost a brave soldier. Salute his courage. May his soul RIP!
Anupam Kher: Heartbreakingly Sad to know about #SiachenHero #Hanumanthappa's demise. We Salute and Thankyou for your sacrifice. You'll always be our HERO.
Lata Mangeshkar: Bharat mata ke veer saput Lance Naik Hanumanthappa ko meri bhavpurna shraddhanjali.
Kirron Kher: I salute the bravery of LN Hanamanthappa. It is with profound grief that I join the nation in paying homage to him. It is because of our brave soldiers that we sleep easy. We must always remember that! Rest In Peace Braveheart #Hanumanthappa. Salute to the soldiers who sacrifice their lives for our safety.
Salim Merchant: Rest in Peace Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa. Salute
Sandhya Mridul: Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. #RIP
Atul Kasbekar: Genuinely crushed at this news. Just not fair after what he went thru. Jai Hind Sir.
Aftab Shivdasani: RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa. Braveheart and protector of our nation. Condolences and prayers for his family.
Sophie Choudry: Heartbreaking to know about the passing of #Hanumanthappa. A true patriot and braveheart. Thankyou for your courage. RIP. #Siachen.
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