Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Andhra Pradesh chief minister ChandraBabu Naidu expressed grief over the death of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad.
Hanumanthappa being buried under 35 feet snow due to the avalanche and was rescued after 6 days by Indian Air Force , he took last breathe today after battling with death for two days.
Telangana CMo stated that, CM condoled the demise of Lance Naik Hanumanthappa of Madras Regiment who survived the avalanche at Siachen on February 3. CM said that name of Hanumanthappa will forever be etched in history as the soldier who sacrificed his life for the country.
Chandrababu tweeted Deeply saddened to learn about Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s demise. India has lost a brave soldier. Salute his courage. RIP. (sic).