Andhra announces Rs.5 lakh for soldier killed in Siachen avalanche

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday announced Rs.5 lakh for the family of Sepoy Mushtaq Ahmed, who was among soldiers killed in avalanche in Siachen Glacier last week.

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu also announced that the family of the slain soldier will also be allotted a house.

Hailing from Parnapalle village in Atmakur mandal of Kurnool district, Mushtaq was one of the soldiers killed when a deadly avalanche swept through their post.

Paying rich tributes to the brave soldier, the chief minister said by laying down his life while protecting his motherland, he has set an example for the youth.

Naidu described Mushtaq as a great fighter who guarded the borders till his last breath. He said the government would extend every possible assistance to the Speoy’s family.

Mushtaq is survived by his wife and a son.

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