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Major Shaitan Singh's widow dies

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur 

Shagun Kanwar, the wife of Indian Army's iconic war hero of Rezang La Major Shaitan Singh, passed away in her native village Shaitan Singh Nagar here.

She was 86.

Kanwar died yesterday afternoon. At her funeral today several Army officials were present.

Among those present at the funeral were Lt General Bobby Mathews, General Officer Commanding of Konark Corps, and Major General A S Chowdhry, General Officer Commanding of Sub Area.

Major Shaitan Singh is the hero of the Battle of Rezang La of the 1962 Sino-conflict. Major Singh and 114 brave soldiers of Kumaon Regiment had made the supreme sacrifice defending their base on the icy heights of Chushul Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

First Published: Sat, April 18 2015. 23:22 IST