Ravikant Mishra was just a 33-year-old and serving the Indian Army in the Signal Corps.
He was there in the thick of action when six terrorists infiltrated the Pathankot Indian Air Force base and carried out an attack that left seven security personnel dead.
File photo of Ravikant Mishra.
But the bullets of the terrorists could not kill Ravikant. He fought them and was injured.
What can be called the twist of fate, Ravikant died in a road accident while going back home.
Late on Monday, January 12, the soldier was in an SUV travelling to his home in Hirapatty village, in Azamgarh. The car met with an accident while trying to overtake a trailer.
The soldier’s grieving family. Jagran
The accident that happened near the village Gurdih Khalsa of Sidhari in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, also killed the driver Yashwant Ram (30) and left Ravikant’s two brothers-in-law injured.
Son of Ramnath, Ravikant was a sergeant posted in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to his injury, he was granted medical leave for 20 days. His brothers-in-law, Durgesh and Vinod, had gone to Varanasi to take Ravikant back home in Azamgarh. They started for their destination at around 9:30 pm.