Thousands of people on February 19, 2019 paid their last respects to Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who died fighting terrorists in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, at his residence in Dehradun. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat placed a wreath on the coffin amid cries of 'Shaheed Dhoundiyal Amar Rahein' and 'Vande Mataram'
People had climbed to rooftops and also stood on either side of the road leading to the officer’s residence. The mortal remains were brought home in a coffin wrapped in the national flag late on the night of February 18, 2019
The mortal remains of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal were consigned to flames with full state honours in Haridwar on Tuesday
Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal's mother Saroj, a cardiac patient, his wife Nikita Kaul, whom he had married less than a year ago, and a host of relatives and friends were crying inconsolably as his coffin was kept for people to pay their last respects before being taken to Haridwar for the last rites
Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal sustained gunshot wounds in his neck and abdomen during the encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in the Pinglan area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. He along wth three other martyr's were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but succumbed to their injuries
Prominent among those who turned up to pay their last respects Major Dhoundiyal included state cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj, ex-MP Tarun Vijay, state assembly Speaker Premchand Agarwal, BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi and Dehradun Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama.
Thousands of people on Tuesday paid their last respects to Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who died fighting terrorists in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, at his residence in Dehradun. All pictures/PTI
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