The needle pierced his left wrist as he fell unconcious, struggling for life. There was lots of activity around him, people were shouting for aid, for blankets to cover him up and he was lifted up on a stertcher


The needle pierced his left wrist as he fell unconcious, struggling for life. There was lots of activity around him, people were shouting for aid, for blankets to cover him up and he was lifted up on a stertcher. He was brought to the medical camp from where he was rushed to a multi speciality research and referral hospital, in some other state.
The doctors soon kept him on the life supporting system. The oxygen mask covered his face and the monitor attached nearby displayed his sinking heart beat and pulse rate. His skin was as pale as the cresent moon, devoid of blood, and 

the fingers were frost bitten.



The senior doctors in the hospital kept a constant vigil, keeping a close eye on his deteriorating condition.
He was still unconcious. The needle that pierced his left wrist left its blue mark. I.V fluid costantly dripped and went into his body through another needle piercing his hand.
"He has acquired a chronic pneumonia, and also he would need a kidney transplant", the doctors said. "Some parts of the lungs are completely damaged and are beyond recovery but we're trying our best", said another senior specialist.
Meanwhile, among all this, he regained conciousness for one last time and smiled. For he knew he served his purpose and it's the time to leave. To leave with valour, with pride.
The curved lines on the monitor attached to his heart became straight, as his hand hung loose, lifeless. The consistent trauma he was suffering from past 10 days finally came to an end.
He was a soldier and this was the only battle till date he lost, the battle of life..
A tribute to Martyr Hanumanthappa koppad, (19 Madras) and all the martyrs of siachen, who depicted a very high degree of valour and courage.
As the nation mourns the loss of our gems, I write for them to pay my homage, as it is the least I can do.
They will always continue to live..in our hearts.
RIP bravehearts..!!!

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