Army jawans carry the coffin of Lance Naik Chandrakant Shankar Galande who was martyred in Uri attack, during his cremation ceremony at Jashi Village in Satara, Maharashtra. Pic/PTI
Nisha Galande, wife of Lance Naik Chandrakant Shankar Galande cries after his body arrived at Jashi Village for cremation in Satara, Maharashtra
Family members paying tribute to Lance Naik Chandrakant Shankar Galande
People paying tribute to the mortal remains of Lance Naik Chandrakant Shankar Galande
Indian Army soldier Chandrakant Shankar Galande - who was martyred in a terror attack in Uri on Sunday - was cremated with full military honours
Army jawans carry the coffin of Lance Naik Chandrakant Shankar Galande
The body of Galande, 27, reached Satara late on Monday night and was kept at the government hospital till morning as thousands of locals and people from surrounding villages paid their respects.
The cortege covered in the tricolor was taken out in a solemn procession through Jashi village amid cries of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', 'Shahid Chandrakant Galande Amar Rahe'.
Top civil and military officials, three ministers - Mahadev Jankar, Girish Bapat and Vijay Shivtare - as well as local leaders and commoners laid wreaths and paid homage to the gallant soldier.
Galande is survived by his wife Nisha, sons - Shreyas, five, and Jai, three - besides his aged farmer parents and two older brothers, who are also in the armed forces.
On Saturday, Galande who had joined the army in 2012, had called Nisha to inform that he would be home for a 10-day holiday to help with the farm work. But the very next day, the family heard the news of the tragedy.
The youngest and doted son among three siblings, Galande came from a backward dry part of Satara where their two acres of land never had sufficient water supply for cultivation.
Galande had joined the Army in 2004 as soon as he completed his education.
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Family, relatives and villagers paid their last respects to slain Uri attack soldier Lance Naik Chandrakant Galande in Satara. Here are some of the pictures from the heart-breaking ceremony
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