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He always wanted to join army: Major Nair's friend recalls

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Martyred was "passionate" about joining the armed forces, a friend recalled here Saturday.

Nair, who grew up in area on the outskirts of and studied at the famous College in the city, was killed along with another soldier in an IED explosion in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Friday.

A pall of gloom descended on the area after the came. Friends and relatives as well as local people thronged the family's house.

"He was passionate about army. After getting BSc degree from Fergusson, he never thought about any other career option and started preparing for army exam," said Harish Kasarkhod, a childhood friend.

Having graduated from a college, could have got a comfortable job elsewhere but his passion was the armed forces, Kasarkhod said.

Nair's father, who worked at the Central Water & Power Research Station located in Khadakwasla, died some years ago.

A family member said had spoken to his mother Friday morning.

His mortal remains reached the in Saturday evening where wreaths were laid in the presence of family members including his wife and officials from the

The last rites are expected to take place at the in the city Sunday morning, a family member said.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 21:15 IST