Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan killed at Mumbai Taj encounter

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Television reports said it was the start of an assault by the para-military National Security Guard to flush out the militants. Unfortunately NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was killed at the Mumbai Taj Encounter. “Major Sandeep was leading a team and during the operations two of his colleagues sustained bullet injuries. In a bid to save them Sandeep turned back. The bullets fired by the terrorists pierced him. On November 26, he had called us and said that one of his childhood friends is getting married in the city on December 17. He had planned to attend that marriage,” Mr. Unnikrishnan , father of the brave major said.The Jewish centre was one of three pockets in the Mumbai where forces were battling die-hard militants, more than 24 hours after the band of heavily armed fighters killed at least 127 people in coordinated attacks.

Major Sandeep was ambitious, talented and a brave soul, said his friends and neighbours. He joined the National Defence Academy and was commissioned in the Bihar 7th Regiment in 1999.

The witness said troops fired into the Nariman House, apparently to provide cover, as commandos rappelled down ropes from helicopters that made at least three sorties. Police said militants were still holed up as well at the Taj Mahal hotel and the nearby Oberoi-Trident hotel along with an unknown number of hostages.

Another witness said commandos also entered the Oberoi-Trident on Friday morning, although there were no immediate signs of fighting. The strike seemed aimed at crippling the financial capital’s ability to draw foreign investment.

“The operation to clean up the Nariman House is still going on,” Director General of National Security Guard (NSG) J K Dutt told reporters adding “it is just a matter of time and it will end soon”.

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25 Responses

  1. May his soul rest in peace ..and it just shows that if they (terrorists) are fidayeens as in on suicide missions, we have soldiers who can lay down their life for the country and its people. My sympathy for his family and my heart swells with pride that we had a soldier like him fighting for us.

  2. truly he is the son off ds country wid patriotism in his blood. may his soul rest in peace.

  3. This Brave patriot has served with me in NSG during my previous tenure.Great guy and I salute him n his bravery.May God give peace to the departed soul and strength to his better half and family to face the irrepairable loss.
    God Bless

  4. May the best strength, as depicted by this brave son of the soil, be with his family today! I salute this hero, from a heart, though weak with the sorrow of his loss, but a chest swelled with pride at his supreme sacrifice.

    Sandeep, you have a brother in me, and in each one of us who love this country, and may you soul rest in peace.

  5. i feel proud and sorry at the same time for the sacrifice laid down by such great soldiers…and hope dat the people respect and remember such a heroic sacrifice..THEY DARE TO GIVE SUCH A THING FOR SAVING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIKE US, who can’t even dream of giving such a sacrifice…and dat too widout asking for anything in return . I Hope now the masses wud realise wat it takes to be in the armed forces and respect the sacrifice these brave soldiers give….
    for our better future, they laid down their present….

    god bless the martyr’s soul and all the other soldiers who fought to save the unknown citizens of the country……………………

  6. Proud of this brave son of India!……..
    His soul will rest in peace and will also stay in the hearts of millions of Indians.
    I have just viewed Unnikrishnans orkut profile. The irony is that he is a great fan of ‘Strings’ the pakistani pop band. And the sad part is he fell for the bullets fired from another pakistani.

  7. May his soul rest in peace..Just viewed his orkut profile..it feels bad to realise that he was someone jus a liitle older than me, and had to sacrifce his life, just at the start of it.he has made the ultimate sarifice of giving his life for the nation..

  8. The sacrifice of this brave soldier gives the message to all the youth that its time to act against terrorism. May his soul rest in peace..

  9. i feel proud and sad at the same tome for the loss of such a brave soldier, who lost his life not while saving his life, but the lives of his two subordinates and the poeple stuck in the mumbai rampage.
    I hope that now the masses would realise the sacrifice laid down by the armed forces and respect the forces for daring to fight for our lives; when we ourselves would not dare to!
    i hope that we atleast respect the forces for the sacrifice they give and also the TAJ CREW who have displayed such a commendable stength and compose…
    this is for all the soldier, WHO LAID THEIR PRESENT FOR OUR FUTURE!

  10. Courage and selflessness even while facing death is the hallmark of brave men. Sandeep was one of them.
    But we will need more of these kind as we face the cowardly, lowly creatures called terrorists. LET US TOGETHER WIPE THEM OUT AND LET NOT THIS MARTYRDOM GO IN VAIN.

  11. He was the great hero who fought bravely,in taj.salute to his sacrifice.our leaders should learn something from him.We must dissolve all ineqality ,soldiers didnt differntiated whether the people were marathi or north indian or south indian,the fought below one flag that is india.they fought for all indians…../
    leaders should learn

  12. He was and will be the greatest major NSG which mother India has lost my heart goes out to all who has laid their life saving the pride of HIDHUSTHAN
    ATS chief Hemanth Karkare ACP Ashok Kamte, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Hawaldar Gajendra Singh. My condolences to thier family May thier sacrifice not be forgotten i pray for thier family As we the country is with them May their souls rest in Peace.

  13. He was and will be the greatest major NSG which mother India has lost my heart goes out to all who has laid their life saving the pride of HIDHUSTHAN
    ATS chief Hemanth Karkare ACP Ashok Kamte, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Hawaldar Gajendra Singh Rajeev Khandekar’s. My condolences to thier family May thier sacrifice not be forgotten i pray for thier family As we the country is with them May their souls rest in Peace.

  14. COUNTRY MISSED A GREAT MAN.I PRAY TO GOD TO HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. I AM PROUD OF HIM AND INDIAN SOLDIERS AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO SACRIFIED THEIR LIFE.

  15. WE THE PEOPLE OF HAROHALLI WE MISSED A GREAT MAN. WE FEEL PROUD AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME TO MISS A GREAT SOLDIER. I REQUEST OUR INDIAN SOLDIERS TO KILL THE BUSTERD TERRORISTS. I PRAY TO GOD THAT IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN IN FUTURE. WE SALUTE FOR HIS SACRIFICE [PEOPLE OF INDIA].

  16. WE MISSED A GREAT MAN. I PRAY TO THAT IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN IN FUTURE. KILL ALL THE TERRORISTS [BITCH]

  17. We lost our brother , who fought for our sake……Nothing will equal his loss to the country and the family……
    Hats off to the Brave Heart….
    Even if his body goes ,His soul will be with the Indian people….
    Thank you Brother for saving us and the country……
    We Love you..
    We Miss you…..
    You will be in our hearts till the End………
    There is no death for your Pride and India……….

  18. These great men are the pride of the country
    Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, ATS Chief Hemant Karkare, Encounter Specialist Vijay Salaskar, ACP Ashok Kamte, and the countless others whose brave deeds go unsung, We salute you. You make us proud to be Indians. May your soul rest in peace.

  19. I salute your courage and valour to protect your countrymen.

    May God give courage to your parents and family to bear this huge loss. We are with you and feel equally for your son’s sacrifice.

    May his soul rest in peace but not the politicians who do nothing for our country especially the armed forces.

    Latha
    w/o Late Maj Dinesh Raghuraman

  20. Fire cannot burn you…
    Weapons cannot cut you…

    You are still with us brave soul and by your actions, you give us strength. May a million Indian mothers give us a million more dearest sons like you.

  21. these brave men sacrificed their livs for us when many of us were sleeping in our cozy beds…….
    it is time now that our country recognise their sacrifice not for the moments sake……but for the lifetime instead………
    and these politicians should bear the pain of the families who suffer losses in such attacks….
    STOP MAKING THIS SACRIFICE A POLITICAL ISSUE

  22. hai sandeep anna we lost you i really cannot digest this truth that your not alive your always in my heart your soul rest in peace i take care of your parents

  23. i salute you may ur soul rest in peace

  24. i salute to the brave hero & i pray to god that god give power to all the people to fight against terrosim

  25. i love u my sweet major sandeep unnikrishna

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