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CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, wife Madhulika's 'Asthi Visarjan' performed by daughters in Haridwar

Daughters Kritika and Tarini will perform 'Asthi Visarjan' of parents Bipin Rawat and Madhulika Rawat in Haridwar.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Haridwar Updated on: December 11, 2021 16:43 IST
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Haridwar: Daughters Kritika and Tarini carry ashes of their father the late Gen Bipin Rawat for their immersion in the River Ganga

 

Highlights

  • General Rawat, his wife Madhulika, and 11 other defence personnel were killed in a chopper crash.
  • Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor, has been shifted to Air Force Command hospital.
  • Bipin Rawat, and wife Madhulika Rawat's asthi visarjan was performed by their daughters today.

Late Chief of Defense Staff Bipin Rawat, and wife Madhulika Rawat's asthi visarjan was performed today in Haridwar. Their funeral had taken place in Delhi on Friday, 2 days after a fatal chopper crash that took their lives.

Kritika and Tarini, the daughters of General Rawat and Madhulika Rawat collected the ashes of their parents from Brar Square crematorium, Delhi Cantonment this morning, and immersed them in river Ganga in Haridwar.

People arrived in large numbers to witness the ritual, and chants of 'Amar Rahe' could be heard. Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt was also present. He said, "The irreparable loss caused by General Rawat's demise cannot be repaired".

General Rawat, 63, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 other defence personnel were killed when a Mi17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. 

Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor in the crash, has been shifted to Air Force Command hospital at Bengaluru for further treatment.

The bodies of General Rawat his wife and his defence assistant Brigadier LS Lidder, whose bodies were positively identified, were cremated with full military honours in the Brar Square crematorium in the national capital on Friday.

The bodies of the victims were flown from Sulur near Coimbatore to the Palam airbase Thursday evening in caskets wrapped in the Tricolour.

The Army has informed that the process for positive identification of remaining mortal remains was continuing.

Other defence forces personnel who died in the chopper crash include CDS Rawat's Staff Officer Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Havildar Satpal Rai, Naik Gursewak Singh and Naik Jitendra Kumar.

The Indian Air Force has constituted a tri-service Court of Inquiry to investigate the cause of the military chopper crash. 

(With ANI Inputs)

Also Read: Goodbye General! Nation bids final adieu to CDS General Bipin Rawat with full military honours

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