A 19-year-old girl lost her father in the Kargil war. Aparajita Acharya, who was born three months after her father Major Padmapani Acharya died for the country, has paid a unique tribute to her father. She has now written a book on her father’s heroism.
Aparajita unveiled the Coffee Table Book to commemorate her father’s 50th birth anniversary in Hyderabad. The book documents Major Padmapani Acharya’s inspiring story coupled with a collection of his letters and some photos
The book was launched at a programme organised by Synchrony in the city.
Coffee Table Book on Kargil War hero, Major Padmapani Acharya, MVC was jointly launched by Maj Gen NS Rao, GOC, TASA and Maj Acharya’s daughter Aparajita at Sychrony, Hyderabad. The book documents collection of his letters to home, some photos and a brief write up on his life. pic.twitter.com/X6qRmQoySB
— PRO, Hyderabad, Ministry of Defence (@dprohyd) June 30, 2018
Major Padmapani Acharya was honoured with the second highest Indian military award, Maha Vir Chakra, posthumously for his heroic action during the Kargil War. He had led the team into the Kargil battlefield against Pakistani terrorists. When the Indian Army was attacked, he did not hesitate to sacrifice his life for the greater good.
Most powerful pic today.Major Padmapani Acharya,MVC,2RAJRIF turned 50today gave his life when his wife was 6mnths pregnant. Like Kargil war,his daughter Aparajita is 19 now. Meet 2brave ladies of my nation Aparajita&her mother Charulatha @majorgauravarya @captraman @dpkpillay12 pic.twitter.com/MNDLI7w3zg
— DESH (@TEAM_DESH) June 21, 2018
“The book documents the collection of his letters to home, some photographs and a brief write-up on his life,” said Aparajita
General Srinivas Rao told The Hindu, “He is not only a role model for the soldiers, he is a role model for the nation.”
Major Padmapani Acharya was commissioned into 2 Rajputana Rifles and led his company in Kargil war. He was martyred on 28 June, 1999, and died while leading a platoon to capture Tololing amid a shower of artillery shells from the enemy.
Ms. Aparajita Acharya, daughter of Major Padmapani Acharya MVC (P) unveiled #CoffeeTableBook to commemorate her father’s 50th #BirthAnniversary in #Hyderabad. #Book describes journey of Major Padmapani Acharya, MVC(P),from his childhood to becoming the #Hero of #Dras.@PIB_India pic.twitter.com/OEZCzV6Vpe
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) July 3, 2018
The book was jointly launched by Major General N Srinivas Rao, General Officer Commanding, Telangana Sub Area and Major Acharya’s daughter Aparajita.
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