SRINAGAR, June 13: Army today paid a befitting tributes to Late Sub Yamuna Prasad Paneru, who made the supreme sacrifice on June 11, 2020 in Gurez sector.
In a solemn ceremony at Srinagar Cantonment, Lt Gen BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the brave heart on behalf of the proud nation.
Late Sub Yamuna Prasad was leading a patrol along the Line of Control, when he slipped and fell down around hundred meters deep narrow ridge. He was immediately rescued by his team, provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but unfortunately he succumbed to his severe injuries. Click here to watch video
Prasad was 36 years-old and had joined the Army in 2002. He belonged to village Padampur of Dhari Tehsil, Nainital district in Uttrakhand and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
Late Subedar was a skilled mountaineer. In 2007, he had guided the unit expedition team to summit the revered “Om Parvat” located in Pithoragarh district of Uttrakhand, providing distinction to the Battalion of being the first unit to summit “Om Parvat” in winters. He was also selected for an expedition to yet unscaled “Nanda Devi” (Eastern approach) in 2007, which met with catastrophic end, claiming life of 10 Everesters.
Undeterred by the incident, he had volunteered again to form part of the rescue team launched in 2009 to recover bodies of brave soldiers, who died during the fateful incident in 2007. In 2012, he was selected for expedition to Mt Everest undertaken by Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling and he successfully summitted Mt Everest on 25 May 2012, bringing glory to the nation.
The mortal remains of Late Sub Yamuna Prasad were taken for last rites to his native place. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and remains committed to their dignity and well being, the Defence PRO said.?