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PM Modi condoles passing away of Naik (Retd) Bhairon Singh

  New Delhi, 19th Dec. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed deep grief over the passing away of Naik (Retd) Bhairon Singh.

PM Modi tweeted, “Naik (Retd) Bhairon Singh Ji will be remembered for his service to our nation. He showed great courage at a crucial point in our nation’s history. Saddened by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti.”

Bhairon Singh Rathore, a BSF veteran of the 1971 India-Pakistan war whose bravery at Rajasthan’s Longewala post was portrayed by actor Suniel Shetty in the Bollywood movie ‘Border’, died in Jodhpur on Monday. He was 81.