Lone survivor of the Coonoor chopper crash, Group Captain Varun Singh passes away; President, PM and Raksha Mantri offer condolences

Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of Tamil Nadu Chopper Crash passed away today. He was under treatment at Command Hospital in Bengaluru. President Ram Nath Kovind has paid condolences at the demise of Group Captain Varun Singh. Mr. Kovind said that though badly injured in the chopper crash, Varun Singh displayed the soldierly spirit of valour and indomitable courage. The President added that the nation is grateful to him.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief on his passing away. In a tweet, he said, Group Captain Varun Singh served the nation with pride, valour and utmost professionalism. Mr Modi said, his rich service to the nation will never be forgotten.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed pain at his demise. He said that Varun Singh was a true fighter who fought till his last breath. Mr Singh said that we stand firmly with the family in this hour of grief.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and other Ministers have also paid condolences.

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