The brave son of Tamilnadu Subedar G Annamalai (201 Engineers Regiment), who died while evacuating landslide victims on 18 August 2015 in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, was cremated with full military honours at his native village Periyapalambakkam in Vellore District today.
Family members and villagers paid tributes to the martyr, whose body was draped in the national tricolour. Army Officers from Dakshin Bharat Area and State administrative officials paid the floral tributes to the valiant Junior Commissioned officer at the cremation ceremony. The buglers sounded the last post and gun salute was accorded to the gallant officer in his honour.
The body of martyr Subedar Annamalai was received at Chennai Airport last night and a Wreath laying ceremony was organised on arrival. Brigadier KS Selvan, Commander, Station Headquarters Chennai laid the wreath on behalf of Southern Army Commander and Colonel AS Paul, Adm Commandant laid Wreath on behalf of GOC, Dakshin Bharat Area. On behalf of 201 Engineers Regiment, 4th Battalion of Madras Regiment and Ex-Servicemen welfare board were also laid the wreaths.