Siachen Braveheart Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Dies After Being Buried 25 Feet Under Snow

Thirty-three year old Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, who survived 6 days under 25 feet of snow, finally breathed his last today at an army hospital. Naik was in a deep coma, and his kidneys and a few other internal organs had failed.


He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.


Naik along with nine of his colleagues was swept by an avalanche in Siachen. Despite bleak possibility, he was finally somehow located 6 days later.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences.



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