Tirunelveli: “We are moving towards Srinagar camp and could not contact you,” were the last words of the CRPF jawan, G Subramanian, hailing from Tirunelveli district, to his wife, Krishnaveni over phone before he was killed in the suicide bomb attack by terrorist in J & K on Thursday.
After happily spending his one-month leave from January 10 with his wife, parents and relatives at his native Savalaperi village in Kayathar panchayat union in Thoothukudi district, Subramanian left for Jammu on February 10. “On 13th he enquired about my health as I just underwent an ocular surgery and advised me to take medicines regularly,” tearfully remembered the 67-year-old farmer, Ganapathi, father of the Subramanian, killed in the terror attack with 43 other jawans in Pulwama.
The second phone received by Subramanian’s family from him was at around 2.15 pm on Thursday, just few hours before he was blasted to pieces along with 43 others. About to move to the Srinagar camp, Subramanian, according to his wife Krishnaveni, said that he would not be able contact the family for some more days as they were going to Srinagar camp.
“His words have become true and we cannot contact him anymore,” cried the 21-year-old Krishnaveni, who got married to Subramanian, just 17 months ago.
Subramanian after completing electrical course in ITI, had joined 82nd battalion of the CRPF five years ago. For the first one year during his training period he was in Chennai and later got posting in UP. where he worked for two years before transferred to Kashmir.
Being the youngest sibling of his family with two elder sisters, Petchithai (38) and Velthai (32), and a brother Krishnasamy (30), Subramanian was the most favourite of all in his family. Though his ambition was to join the police or the army, his family wanted him to study ITI electrical diploma so that he could get a job in Dubai, where his elder brother Krishnasamy works, according to one of his relatives.
He added that Subramanian wanted more youths from his village to join the uniform services.
“Whenever he comes to the village during leave, he used to motivate the youths to opt for uniform services,” said a villager, who added that during the Pongal festival last month, he created a Kabbadi team for the village and led them in a ‘Pongal’ Kabbadi tournament held in a nearby village.
The students of the local primary school where Subramanian studied lit candles and paid their last respects. The Hindu Munnani in Thoothukudi lit ‘Moksha Deepam” at Sivan temple in Thoothukudi, praying for the souls of all the 44 CRPF jawans killed in the terror attack, to rest in peace....