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