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Rajnath Singh visits visually-impaired BSF officer's home for lunch, lauds his service to the nation

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday to visit the BSF Academy in Tekanpur district. He was there to attend the passing out parade of the BSF assistant commandants graduating from the academy.

But in addition to his official engagements, the BJP leader took time out to pay a visit to visually impaired BSF officer Sandeep Mishra. Mishra, an assistant commandant of the Border Security Force Academy at Tekanpur, had lost his eyesight in a clash with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militants in Assam's Tinsukia district in 2000.

Rajnath lauded the decorated officer and paid homage to his wife, Indrakshi, for her dedication to her husband. He said in a tweet that, “Sandip Mishra derives strength from his wife Indrakshi, who decided to marry him in spite of him being specially abled.”

The Union minister had lunch at their residence, adding that it was a delight to be in their presence.

Mishra was commended with a gallantry award and a Police medal in 2004 for his service to the nation.

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Updated Date: Mar 25, 2017 21:29:25 IST