Indian Army Soldier from Harihar killed in Pokhran explosion

01:07 PM Feb 14, 2018 | Team Udayavani |

Davangere/Pokhran: An Indian Army soldier from Harihar, Davangere district, was martyred in a blast at Pokhran, Rajasthan, on Monday.


The deceased soldier has been identified as Javid (32), a resident of P B Road. He was a Nayak with Madras Engineering Group. Javid was the second son of Abdul Khadar Saab and Fatimabi.

He is survived by wife Sartaj Banu, three-year-old daughter Ameena Qaisar and one-and-half-year-old Javeriya Ayat.

According to his family members, Javid was killed after an explosion while he was at a training programme. On Monday moning, Javid spoke to his mother over phone and called up his wife at 3 pm. He had informed her that he is leaving to Pokhran for a training programme. In the night, when his mother was waiting for a call from Javid, she received a call about her son’s martyrdom.

Speaking to the media Javid’s father, Khadar Saabd said, “I am proud of my son as he laid down his life while serving the country,” Javid’s mortal remains will be flown todat by a special flight to Bengaluru from Jodhpur at 11 am and will be taken to his native place by a special vehicle by road. Final rites would be held on Thursday at Eidgah maidan.


Javid’s friend Mohammad Ali said that Javid always dreamt to serve in the Army. He had applied for a job in the Army without informing anybody while he was in college. Javid completed his primary and secondary education from MRB School. He completed pre-university course from SJVP PU College and joined the Army in 2005. He had obtained a degree in BCom through distance education mode. He served in the Army for 14 years.


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