NSG Commando Martyred At Nariman House, His Daughter Now Wants To Join The Army


NSG Commando

The Ashoka Chakra citation for Havildar Gajendra Singh Bisht and a photograph of his wife Vinita receiving the posthumous honour from former president Pratibha Patiladorn one of the walls of the National Security Guard (NSG) commando’s house in Dehradun. On another wall are photographs of Bisht’s children, Preeti, 18, and Gaurav, 20, most of them shot in the years after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, their father absent in their growing-up frames.

Yet, Preeti slips easily into memories of her father – how he would often carry her around on his broad shoulders and how the siblings would pester him with their daily demands. “We used to live on the NSG campus in Manesar and we would call papa every evening, asking him to get us things from the market. So last month, when we went back to the Manesar campus for an event, I momentarily forgot he was no more. I even looked for his number on my phone,” says Preeti, breaking into quiet sobs. Read More…

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