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RIP Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Ever since the violence in Mumbai started, I've been wary of checking email. Checking the news. Reading news articles. I actually turned off the television.

And today, from a phone call from India, I get the first communication. A school senior Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan died fighting the terrorists in Mumbai.

I heard a great many things from my classmate in the NDA, of Sandeep and his generosity. A FAPS lifer like me, over the 13 years that we were together at school, it was inevitable that we'd run into each other. I remember him as a D'Mello house captain. I remember him as a senior who broke and held the long jump record. I remember him as someone who ever so gently went through life. My heart goes out to his parents and family.

Another senior has written more about Sandeep here.


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Nov. 29th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
Nov. 29th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I didn't know he was from your school, and you knew him. He is a hero now.
It must be a difficult time for his folks.
Nov. 29th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Plenty more would be written about him, I am sure. But here is more information about him - http://bangalorebuzz.blogspot.com/2008/11/city-hero-goes-down-fighting.html
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