Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tribute of a bereaving wife of a deceased soldier - Major Mukund Varadarajan

This poem is written by Indu Rebecca Varghese- wife of Major Mukund Varadarajan who was killed on 25th April 02014.  A heart touching tribute....with respect to Rebecca and sharing her grief as a fellow Indian....


There lived a man who loved me with all his heart...
There lived a man who fathered my child....
There lived a man who believed in integrity....
There lived a man who loved his profession....
There lived a man who never feigned to be a hero....
There lived a man who was my soul....
There lived a man with a heart full of generosity...
There lived a man who revealed all to me....
There lived a man who loved me with his life.....

But .....now I wait.....
for he is with god..
I know this for sure..
One day I will meet him...
I know this for sure...
And he will give me that warm strong hug of his
I know this for sure...
And I will not complain that I can't breath
I know this for sure
You can hug me..hug me all you want....





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26 April 2014- CHENNAI: "He was crazy about being in the Army and fighting from when he was 3. I have lost my son but I am proud he lay down his life for the country," said a composed R Varadarajan, father of Major Mukund Vardarajan who died fighting militants in Shopian district of South Kashmir on Friday.

According to news reports, Mukund was injured in an encounter in the Karew area of Shopian and died on way to an Army Hospital. Three terrorists were killed in the operation. Mukund, whose parent regiment is 22 Rajputana Regiment, was posted to 44 Rashtriya Rifles, a year ago.

Talking to TOI at his modest flat in Professor Colony at Selaiyur near Tambaram, Varadarajan, a retired bank officer, said Mukund had called them on Saturday last, his birthday. "After we wished him, he told us he was busy with election-related work and that he would call again later," said his mother Geetha, fighting back tears.

Mukund's wife Indhu Rebecca Verghese and their three-year-old daughter Arsheya are coming to Chennai from Bangalore. Mukund, studied at Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Sec. School in Tambaram, and did a master's in journalism at Madras Christian College before graduating from the Officers Training Academy, said Varadarajan. His sister Nithya said, "He was the youngest brother and my sister Swetha and I were always protective about him."

Mukund's Facebook page received numerous tributes. Autorickshaw drivers in Selaiyur and surrounding areas said they would stay off the roads on Sunday as a market of respect for their 'hero'. Kumar, a policeman attached to the Selaiyur station, said, "My friends and I printed posters paying homage to him.''

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