Doon’s Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhaundiyal martyred in J&K

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Dehradun, Another brave heart of Dehradun, Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhaundiyal of the 55 Rashtriya Rifles lost his life along with three of his men Sheo Ram of Jhunjhunu, Ajay Kumar of Meerut and Hari Singh from Rewari in an over-night encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in Pinglana, Pulwama some 10 kilometers from the site where over forty CRPF soldiers were killed on February 14th.

33 year old Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhaundiyal was an alumnus of St. Joseph Academy, Dehradun and a school senior of Army Major Chitresh Singh Bisht who was also martyred  in an IED blast on the 16th of this month.

Vibhuti Shankar’s was a love marriage with Nikita, who is currently working in Delhi, they had tied the knot some eighteen months ago. A resident of Dangwal, Neshvilla road, the Major leaves behind his three older married sisters, an ailing grandmother, his mother who suffers from a heart ailment and his wife, Nikita. Major Vibhuti’s father Late Om Prakash Dhaundiyal passed away in the year 2012.

According to reports two terrorists were also killed in the over night encounter, one of whom is being alleged to be the master-mind behind the Pulwama Attack.

Before the beginning the Budget Session in Vidhan Sabha today, a two minute silence was observed in memory of Major Chitresh Bisht and Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhaundiyal by those present. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also paid his heartfelt tribute to the brave souls of Devbhoomi.

Neighbours and well-wishers flocked to the Major’s home to pay their respects and salute the brave son of the soil who had kept alive the glorious tradition of valour and bravery of the Indian Army in serving his motherland.