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Maha village bids adieu to jawan who died in Kashmir avalanche


Sangli : The last rites of soldier Ramchandra Shamrao Mane (34), who recently died in an avalanche in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, were performed today with full state honours at his native village in Maharashtra’s Sangli district.

The funeral was held this morning after Mane’s mortal remains was brought in a helicoper to Kavathe-Mahankal village, District collector Shekhar Gaikwad said.

The body was earlier flown to Pune from Delhi. Mane is survived by mother, wife and two sons–both studying in Satara Sainik School.

His elder brother had retired from Army in July last year. Mane’s younger brother is also in the Army.

While 20 soldiers including an officer died in avalanches in Kashmir over the past few days, five civilians were also killed in similar incidents in the valley.

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