Saturday – 27 year old young caption S K Choudhary was awarded with Sena Medal for his fierce battle with ULFA, on Republic Day. What a proud moment for his family and friends, as he is the son of an Army officer — his father is a Lt Colonel posted at the Army Air Defense records office in Nashik. His Family is more rejoiced since he is about to get married next month and the news of this award added up the ecstasy.
Sunday – SK Choudhary, had to battle out with ULFA militants near Assam on Sunday, possibly his last assignment before marriage as he got his leaves approved. A day after he was decorated with prestigious award, he fought bravely on the battle field killing atleast two main militants. However call it a destiny or external force, he being the prime target for ULFA militants managed to shot dead this brave lad on his chest.
His family was celebrating the announcement of the gallantry medal when news came in that Choudhary had been killed. Moments of joy had to die soon to give birth to moments of distress for his family. What would be running through the minds of his fiancée when she heard about the announcement of his award / death?
Sometimes life is too harsh…