Monday, October 29, 2012
INA soldier who fought along Subhas Chandra Bose passes away
A soldier of Indian National Army (INA), Patram Singh, 95, who breathed his last on October 26, was cremated with full state honours at village Badhsa in district Jhajjar in the presence of family members, a large number of admirers besides leaders of political parties on Saturday.
The pyre was lit by deceased's son Ramphal Singh. The police fired gunshots into the air as a mark of respect to the departed soldier. MLA Badli, Naresh Sharma, Tehsildar Surender Verma, Sarpanh of viilage Ranvir Singh and representatives of various organizations also paid tribute to the departed soul by laying wreath on his body.
On the call of Netaji Subhash Chander Bose, Patram joined the INA to free motherland from the rule of Britishers. He remained imprisoned in jails of Malaya, Singapur and Rangoon for about four years and freed by British rulers in the year 1947. For his exemplary valor, he was honored by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the occasion of Independence Day in the year 1972.