Udhampur: A Captain of our elite Special armed Force 9 Para, Captain Tushar Mahajan, attained martyrdom in Pampore gun battle. Late Captain Mahajan was a great combatant who belonged to a very reputed family living in Adarsh Colony of Udhampur. Hi completed his High school from Little Flower School, Udhampur. Later he completed his higher secondary education from Kendriya Vidyalaya.
According to his school friend who did not wish to be named, Tushar was a true patriot and a very brave person. He had the skills of impressing people with his friendly nature. Tushar, a bachelor still, since his school days used to discuss Army and Defence Forces with friends and family all the time.
“You can ask anyone about Tushar, they will all confirm his love for army since childhood,” said the martyred captain’s friend.
He further added, “He had an aura of excitement about him. One could feel passion for the Indian Army only by having a small conversation with him.”
Martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan’s father, Dev Raj Gupta is a retired principal and a Physics teacher. Tushar has an elder brother who is an engineer and is presently working abroad. Tushar’s father wanted him to join engineering but he always wanted to be an army officer to serve his nation and so he never thought of giving up his dreams.
The 27-year-old young bachelor took four bullets to his body when he bravely stormed into the building to take on the militants during the gunfight which took place in the Pampore region of the Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
He was shifted to 92 Base hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries. As per reports, a captain and a soldier of the same regiment were killed as well.
Besides this, a civilian and two CRPF troopers also lost their lives in the battle whereas a dozen others got injured when militants took shelter inside the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) buildings. This whole incident happened when militants attacked a CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway outside the EDI. We salute the courageous soldier and express our sympathy towards his family and friends.