Indian Army Havildar Pazhani who made supreme sacrifice fighting the Chinese was family’s lone breadwinner

Written By: Sidharth MP WION
CHENNAI Published: Jun 16, 2020, 09:08 PM(IST)

Indian Army soldier K Pazhani. Photograph:( WION )

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The soldier who hails from Kadukkaloor village in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district is the father of two kids and the family’s lone breadwinner. He is said to have served the Indian Army for 22 years. 

Havildar Pazhani hailing from Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu is among the three Indian soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting the Chinese Army near Ladakh. Colonel Santosh Babu, Commanding officer of 16 Bihar and Sepoy Ojha also laid down their lives during the violent face-off with the Chinese Army that is said to have occurred on Monday night.

The soldier who hails from Kadukkaloor village in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district is the father of two kids and the family’s lone breadwinner. He is said to have served the Indian Army for 22 years. 

“We were informed that he died in the India-China clash that occurred during the early hours. An Army official from Rajasthan called and informed us. He had even come to this very house in our town in January this year. The family is fully dependent on his income” said Nachiappan,  father-in-law of the fallen soldier. 

He added that Pazhani and his daughter had two schoolgoing-kids- a son who was studying in 6th grade and a daughter who was into her 3rd grade. The slain soldier’s wife is a degree holder and works as a clerk at a college in the Ramanathapuram district. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs. 20 lakhs for the bereaved family and also offered a government job(based on qualification) for the next of kin. The Chief Minister and various opposition leaders from Tamil Nadu had issued statements or tweeted out in honour of the supreme sacrifice made by the solider and expressed their condolences and solidarity with the bereaved family.

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