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  • Colonel Santosh Babu

    Colonel Santosh  who is one of the martyrs of the Galwan clashes between India and China.

    Colonel Bikkumalla Santosh Babu (1982 – 15 June 2020) was an officer in the Indian Army and the commanding officer of 16 Bihar Regiment. He was killed in action during the 2020 China–India skirmishes, the first Indian Armed Forces commissioned officer since 1967 and among the first Indian soldiers to have been killed in action against the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) since 1975.

    Early and personal life

    A native of Suryapet in Telangana, Babu was the only son of Bikkumalla Upender, a retired manager with the State Bank of India and his wife Manjula. From 1988 to 1993, during his Class I to Class V years, he studied in Sri Saraswathi Shishumandir School at Luxettipet in Mancherial district. He was described by his schoolmates and teachers as a brilliant student. After primary school, Santosh was accepted to a Sainik School in Korukonda, Vizianagaram district, where he studied through Class XII.

    In 2010, Babu married Santoshi. The couple had a daughter Abhigna (aged nine at her father's death) and a son Anirudh (aged four). His family resided in Delhi.

    Army career

    A native of Suryapet in >Telangana, Babu was the only son of Bikkumalla Upender, a retired manager with the State Bank of India and his wife Manjula. From 1988 to 1993, during his Class I to Class V years, he studied in Sri Saraswathi Shishumandir School at Luxettipet in Mancherial district. He was described by his schoolmates and teachers as a brilliant student. After primary school, Santosh was accepted to a Sainik School in Korukonda, Vizianagaram district, where he studied through Class XII.

    In 2010, Babu married Santoshi. The couple had a daughter Abhigna (aged nine at her father's death) and a son Anirudh (aged four). His family resided in Delhi.

    Source

    http://www.wikipedia.com

    Colonel Santosh Babu

    Photo: https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/06/santosh-babu-712.jpeg

    Born Place:

    Suryapet, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana)

    Service:

    Army

    Rank:

    Colonel

    Martyrdom:

    2020-06-15, Galwan Valley, Ladakh, India

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