Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Dies a Hero’s Death

uniiBeing in the forefront of the National Security Guards operations at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan not only waged a valiant battle against the terrorists but also did his best to save his injured colleagues and in the bargain lost his life. He showed the real warrior in him before laying down his life.

Thirty-one-year-old Major Sandeep is the only son of retired ISRO officer K. Unnikrishnan, who is settled in Bangalore.

 His father told presspersons: “I lost my son in Mumbai on Friday. Though I do not like to call him a martyr, I can proudly say that he has done something for this country.” He was informed of the death of his son by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (National Security Guards).

According to information reaching the family, “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 said.

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. He was drafted to the NSG after his gallantry was recognised,” Kiran Srivasthav, a childhood friend of Major Sandeep.

According to Anirudh Uppal, Inspector-General (Headquarters) National Security Guards (NSG), Major Sandeep had exposure to counter insurgency operations after having served in Jammu and Kashmir for two terms. He was deputed to the NSG on January 20, 2007 and participated in various operations conducted by the elite force.

The gallant officer of the team commander of 51 SAG was deployed to clear Hotel Taj Mahal of extremists on November 27. He led the team from the front and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gunfight. When one of the NSG commandos was injured in the exchange of fire, he arranged for his evacuation and regardless of personal safety chased the terrorists who, meanwhile, escaped to another floor of the hotel, and while doing so Major Sandeep continuously engaged them. In the encounter that followed, he was seriously injured and succumbed to injuries.

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33 Responses

  1. Slute to u sir . having a no words to thanks to u . “Bagwan aapki Atma ko Shanti De “

  2. sincere salute to major sandeep unnikrishanan,we all miss u sir…U R THE HERO.no death for heroes u live in our hearts…proud to b from ur place i.e.,bangalore.

  3. We know you gave your life to keep us safe. We love you.

  4. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of this valiant officer who proved that he was a natural leader even in the most trying circumstances. I wish he could have lived on to see the fruits of his efforts in the terror attacks. May the Lord Almighty grant him eternal peace

    He has followed in letter and spirit the eternal CHETWODE MOTTO. I wish more young men of the country join the uniformed service and emulate such heroes.

  5. YOU are the real INDIAN PATRIOT who stood for us.

  6. 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.

  7. hmmmm really ur great ur the real hero ur parents are really great who given birth to u …………sandeep still ur alive i belive tat our indian peoples and ur family missed u a lot………..jai hind

  8. Salute to the brave soldier. I believe Allah gave him martyrdom and it is irrelevant that one belongs to which color or creed or religion, since a man who dies for humanity or to save innocent lives, will be bestowed in the heavens. Infact Islam preaches the sacrifice he made and not the heinous crime committed.

  9. You are the true son of India sandeep..And I am sure yopu can see how much we believe in your patriotism. You are the reason that I am proud to be an Indian. I am proud to know that men like you will forever protect our couuntry. We love you Sandeep! Please take care of yourself now. Your sacrifice will not go waste. You saved us from these demons. India is proud of you!! Jai Hind!!!

  10. SANDEEP SIR U MAY NOT BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT WITH US TODAY..BUT YOU WILL BE NOW WITH ALL THE INDIANS IN THIER HEARTS AND MINDS..I WILL BE AN OFFICER LIKE YOU.MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE.JAI HIND

  11. SANDEEP YOU WERE,YOU ARE AND YOU WILL REMAIN AS OUR HERO MAY U REST IN PEACE..JAI HIND JAI BHARAT

  12. MAJOR SANDEEP UNNIKRISHNAN….
    FIRST GIVE MY SALUTE TO U….
    U SAVE OUR INDIA AND FOUGHT AGAINST THE TERRORIST UNTIL UR LAST BREATH………..
    WE THE INDIANS NEVER FORGET U………. U WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN OUR HEARTS………
    MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE…..
    JAI HIND………

  13. Jai Hind…People born and people die but only few of them spend their life for great cause.Sandeep Unnikrishnan falls in that elite group of few people.You die on the field of battle while saving our life.Your sacrifice has awaken us from long sleep.You have shown us that it is not only the fight against so called outside extremist but also against our own extremist i.e. the so called greedy politicians.We take a oath keeping you as a witness that your sacrifice will not be wasted.I urge all my brothers and sisters in and outside India to wake up and fight for our rights and safety.We need to show both the type of extremists that we Indian are unified and we can fight for the same cause coming under single shed.

    Let us take the initiative to spread this and show the world that when time comes we the Indians can come out from our shell of peace and we can resist any problems that is surmounting our country.

    Long live Sandeep in our heart and soul.

  14. I felt like, lost my brother. Long live sandeep in our heart and soul. I salute their parents.

  15. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of this valiant officer who proved that he was a natural leader even in the most trying circumstances. I wish he could have lived on to see the fruits of his efforts in the terror attacks. May the Lord Almighty grant him eternal peace

  16. Sandeep, I just hope Indian Government recognizes you and confers Paramavir Chakra/Mahavir Chakra….though, even if it doesn’t you ‘are’ the Hero for all of us Indians, revered and idolised…a grateful nation salutes you!!

  17. U R THE REAL HERO…SIR………MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE…..
    JAI HIND…

  18. Dear Sandeep
    Though u are not here wid us physically, u always lie deep in our hearts…
    May God Almighty rest ur soul in peace….

  19. May your soul rest in peace. You are a great soldier who made every one of us proud. May every kid born in this country know of this great man who sacrificed his life for us.
    Jai Hind

  20. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Sir,thank you for saving our lives..we r really grateful to u for fighting against terror for us…we r really proud of u Sir…i will definetly tell my children about the way u saved us..may god bring peace to ur soul..

  21. We lost our great Indian hero.We are going to dogs there is no one to help our country and save them from terrorism.We are really proud of our Major Unnikrishnan…..

  22. i offer my condolences to the family of Maj(Late) unnikrishnan..He proved himself to be of a superior mettle. A true infantarian.

  23. Sandeep you have made the greatest sacrifice a human can ever make.You laid down your life trying to protect another life.Your bravery and sacrifice will be cherished and am sure the just God will reward you.

  24. Major.Sundeep you are our true hero,i pray that the Almighty gives your family strength in these times.
    They have lost a invaluable son.I salute u Major.
    Iam in Los angeles and i have wish hat i could talk to your parents and tell them that all indians are their sons ,we are with them always.
    May your soul rest in peace.
    JAI HIND

  25. Maj Sandeep Unnikrishnan Sir thankyou for saving all those life widout caring for ur life and saving us from the terror.For us you have not gone infact now u will live with us forever .Your sacrifice will be remembered proudly
    MAY UR SOUL REST IN PEACE

  26. Brother, you make me proud…If I could be a bit like you, I would have fufilled my dreams. It would have been a honor to know you. You live on in our hearts and mind.

  27. Brother you make me proud. If I could be a bit like you I would be fufilled. You live on in our hearts and mind.

  28. Words fail me at this point….
    Tears are not to be shed for Brave Heroes…
    I SALUTE YOUR SUPREME SACRIFICE.

    You are my Idol ..

  29. sir,you made a great sacrifice that no others can make. we are proud of you. even you are not there with us you are in the hearts of so many people .I promise that as I grow up I will compulsory become an army officer like you and serve our country and even give life for INDIA . JAI HIND, SANDEEP UNNIKRISHNAN AMAR RAHE

  30. sir, you are the real hero of india ……………. no one can forget your sacrifice………i hope many others would have learnt a lesson from u …………. you will be with us everytime………..
    but i am sure what you have done no one else can do …………you were the special one …………….

  31. the gr8 indian who gave every thing to save others life

  32. major we may not find u ne more but u shall be with me 4 d rest of my life, ur d best n u ll be u ve created a history in some ones life

  33. salute the greate INDIAN,jai hind

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