Indo-Pak war veteran passes away
He was just lately felicitated by CM for his providers within the war to liberate East Pakistan
War veteran and ‘Maha Vir Chakra’ awardee Major General Chittoor Venugopal (95) died at his residence on Wednesday.
A Lieutenant Colonel in the course of the Indo-Pak war, Venugopal had commanded a battalion of Gorkha Rifles in the course of the operations on the japanese entrance on December 4, 1971, when he needed to confront the well-fortified enemy defences at Uthali and Darsana. His battalion had vigorously chased away the retreating enemy until Jhenida was captured three days later.
It was solely in February this yr that the Major General was personally honoured with a memento by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy in Tirupati, in recognition of his providers within the war to liberate East Pakistan, on the event of ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Indo-Pak war.
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed grief over the passing away of Major General. It was an honour to falicitate the war hero, the Chief Minister mentioned and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved members of the family.
Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) Commissioner P.S. Gireesha, Superintendent of Police (Tirupati Urban) Ch. Venkata Appala Naidu provided wreaths and paid tributes on the mortal stays of the war veteran.