I am proud of my son: Mar­tyred colonel’s mother

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - REGION - Indo Asian News Ser­vice ■ let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

HY­DER­ABAD: The mother of Colonel B San­tosh Babu, who was killed by the Chi­nese Army in East­ern Ladakh on Mon­day night, is proud that her son made the supreme sac­ri­fice for the sake of the coun­try.

Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer San­tosh Babu, who along with two jawans was killed in the face-off be­tween the two armies dur­ing the de-es­ca­la­tion in Gal­wan Val­ley, hailed from Suryapet district in Te­lan­gana. “I am both sad and proud. My son has laid down his life for the coun­try. As a mother I am sad. He was my only son,” said Man­jula, fight­ing the tears.

San­tosh is sur­vived by his wife, nine-year old daugh­ter and a four-year old son.

“Our daugh­ter-in-law is in Delhi and she was in­formed last night. We re­ceived the news in the af­ter­noon,” she said.

“We were not ready to be­lieve but were told it is true. We have lost our son,” said San­tosh’s fa­ther Upen­der, a re­tired bank of­fi­cer.

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