Group Captain Varun Singh Cremated With Full Military Honours In Bhopal

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Bhopal: The lone survivor of the Tamil Nadu chopper crash, Group Captain Varun Singh’s last rites were performed in Bhopal on Friday morning with full military honours.

Earlier on Thursday, the mortal remains of Singh reached the Bhopal airport from Bengaluru where he was admitted to the Command Hospital.

His mortal remains were airlifted to Bhopal today. The Madhya Pradesh government has announced financial compensation of Rs 1 crore to the next of kin of Group Captain.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present during the cremation.

Captain Singh who was battling for life since December 8 and was on life support, succumbed to his injuries in the afternoon on Wednesday, a week after the Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on December 8, in which Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 11 armed forces personnel were killed.

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