As news of the death of Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa broke, Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Rishi Kapoor, and more joined the nation grieve for the fallen soldier.
Lance who was trapped for six days at the Siachen Glacier under several feet of snow before being rescued on Monday night — lost his battle for life and passed away at about 11.45 am on Thursday. The soldier had slipped into deep coma despite 'maximal life support with aggressive ventilation and dialysis'. He died of multi-organ failure, at age 33.
Saddened to read that Lance Naik Hanumanthappa passed away.. RIP. Condolences to his family.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 11, 2016
Deeply Saddened to hear about our Siachen braveheart lance naik hanumanthappa pass away...salute! rip 🙏— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 11, 2016
R I P. Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad.Proud forever!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) February 11, 2016
'Banjo' star Riteish Deshmukh joined in and sent out a message that read: RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa - thank you for your courage.
Lance Naik Hanumanthappa RIP. Royal salute to our braveheart. 🙏🙏🙏 #SiachenAvalanche— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) February 11, 2016
Hanumanthappa succumbed finally. What a sad. News. Would have been great to see life scoring over death once in a while. Prayers— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) February 11, 2016
Bharat mata ke veer saput Lance Naik Hanumanthappa ko meri bhavpurna shraddhanjali.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) February 11, 2016
RIP lance naik #Hanumanthappa
Our soldiers fight selflessly in the toughest conditions, can never express enough gratitude towards them— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) February 11, 2016
Just minutes before his death, the Army had said, "Braveheart Lance Naik Hanamanthappa continues to remain extremely critical with worsening multiple organ dysfunction. His circulatory shock is now refractory to all drugs in maximum permissible doses and his kidneys remain non-functional."
RIP Lance Naik Hanamanthappa .. Braveheart and protector of our nation. Condolences and prayers for his family.. 🙏🏼— Aftab Shivdasani (@AftabShivdasani) February 11, 2016
A wreath laying ceremony was scheduled at Delhi's Brar Square on Thursday evening.