Lance Naik Pradeep Nain's Funeral Ceremony: Pregnant Wife Bids Final Salute

The mortal remains of Lance Naik Pradeep Nain, who was killed in action in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, were brought to his native village in Jind. His five-month pregnant wife walked for 1 km to reach his coffin.

Rudrani Gupta
New Update
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In a heartwrenching sight, a five-month pregnant woman walked for a kilometre to reach her martyred husband's coffin. She stood and gave him a salute and then wept inconsolably. Manisha Nain was married to Pradeep Nain, an Indian soldier and commando of 1-Para Special Force who was martyred in Kulgama, Jammu and Kashmir. On July 8, Nain's last rites were performed with complete military honours.  


Pradeep Nain hailed from Jajanwala village in Narwana on the Hisar-Chandigarh national highway. 27-year-old Nain was the only child of his parents who owned a 1.5-acre land in the village. 

The village, as per the sarpanch's statement to the media, has 11 soldiers in the Indian army. The death of Nain was taken as the village's loss. The entire village joined together to bid a final adieu to Nain. Manisha Nain too was one of the thousands of people gathered to pay their homage to Nain. 

Politicians mourned the death of a martyred soldier

Haryana health minister Kamal Gupta, Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Barala, Jind deputy commissioner Mohammad Imran Raza, superintendent of police Sumit Kumar and others also paid tributes to the braveheart soldier.

Health Minister Gupta said that Nain's sacrifice will not go in vain. He told the media, "Pradeep's sacrifice will be remembered for generations to come. Such brave soldiers are born rarely. As per norms, his family will get every possible help from the government."  

Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini on Monday said that as per the policy of the state government, ₹1 crore as compensation and a government job will be given to one dependent of Lance Naik Pradeep Nain.


Smriti Singh accepted the Kirti Award on behalf of her martyred husband 

Recently, the nation was filled with emotions and pride when Smriti Singh, the wife of martyr Captain Anshuman Singh, accepted Kirti Chakra. On July 6, Smriti and Anshuman's mother, Manju Singh, accepted India’s second-highest peacetime gallantry award from the President of India.  

During the award ceremony, Smriti recalled the moment when her husband was martyred. Holding her tears back, she said,  "He would tell me, 'I would die with the brass on my chest. I would not die an ordinary death."

She added, "On July 18, we had a long conversation about how our life would be in the next 50 years— we would build a house and have kids. Then, on the morning of the 19th, I got a call that he was no more. For the first 7-8 hours, we could not accept that anything like this could have happened. To date, I am trying to cope."


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