Jaya Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali: Col Rai's daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

The daughter of Col MN Rai cries as she salutes to pay her last respect to his mortal remains during his cremation in the Delhi Cantonment on Thursday. Rai's 11-year-old daughter choked up as she shouted her father's regiment's old battle cry, then raised her right hand to salute him for the last time as she burst out in tears. Rai killed by militants on Tuesday in Kashmir.

FP Staff January 30, 2015 08:07:52 IST
Jaya Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali: Col Rai's daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation
Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

The daughter of Col MN Rai cries as she salutes to pay her last respect to his mortal remains during his cremation in the Delhi Cantonment on Thursday. Rai's 11-year-old daughter choked up as she shouted her father's regiment's old battle cry, then raised her right hand to salute him for the last time as she burst out in tears. Rai killed by militants on Tuesday in Kashmir. PTI

Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

The wife of Col MN Rai mourns near his mortal remains during his cremation in the Delhi Cantonment on Thursday. Rai was killed in a gunbattle with militants in south Kashmirís Pulwama district on Tuesday. PTI

Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

The father of Col MN Rai paying tribute to his mortal remains during his cremation in the Delhi Cantonment on Thursday. The 39-year-old colonel of the 2/9 Gurkha Rifles was killed by militants on Tuesday in Tral, a day after he was honoured for his bravery with a Yudh Seva Medal on Republic Day. He was commanding 42 Rashtriya Rifles battalion in Kashmir Valley. PTI

Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

Col Rai's six-year-old son couldn't probably comprehend the loss. Here he is seen saluting his father. PTI

Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

Col Rai is survived by his wife Priyanka, and three children. Col Rai's funeral pyre was lit by his elder brother, Col D N Rai, who too is an officer of the Gurkha Rifles. PTI

Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag salutes after laying a wreath at the mortal remains of Col MN Rai during his cremation in the Delhi Cantt on Thursday. PTI

Jaya Mahakali Ayo Gorkhali Col Rais daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

Col Rai's last status update on WhatsApp said it all ... "Play your role in life with such passion, that even after the curtains come down, the applause doesn't stop."

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