The father of a Kargil war hero has taken it upon himself to financially support a girl from Kashmir in order to fulfil his son’s last wish.
Captain Vijyant Thapar, who was awarded the Vir Chakra posthumously for gallantry during the 1999 war, had grown to be fond of a local girl, Ruksana. She was six-years-old at the time and lived near the army unit where he was posted. The Captain had decided to provide monetary support to the girl after her father was killed by terrorists.
In his last letter to his father Colonel VN Thapar (retd), Vijyant had asked his parents to support her financially if anything was to happen to him. Read More