The mortal remains of Sepoy Gurbinder Singh (22), who attained martyrdom in the Galwan valley, were consigned to flames today at his native Tolawal village. Hundreds of people were present to pay their last respects to the martyr.
Earlier, emotions ran high and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ reverberated in the air when his body reached the village in an Army vehicle. The family members of the martyr, who were planning to get him married during his next vacation, were inconsolable. “We were waiting for him to come home, but not like this. I am proud of him,” said Gurpreet Singh, martyr’s elder brother.