“Long Live Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan“, “Sandeep Unnikrishnan Amar Rahee” – these are the lines that were heard from outside the Bangalore house of the NSG Commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and thousands lined up to pay their last homage to the martyr who laid his life to save thousands of innocent people at hotel Taj Mahal Mumbai. On Friday, 28th November 06:00 PM IST Major Unnikrishnan was hit by terrorist bullet when he was taking part in evacuating Hotel Taj from the terrorists.
As per the reports, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan led the team from the front and engaged the terrorists in a fierce gunfight. When one of the NSG commandos was injured in the exchange of fire, he arranged for his evacuation and regardless of personal safety chased the terrorists who, meanwhile, escaped to another floor of the hotel, and while doing so Major Sandeep continuously engaged them. In the encounter that followed, he was seriously injured and succumbed to injuries.
Sandeep was the only son to Mr. K Unnikrishnan and Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan.
Born in 1977 and Keralite root, Major Sandeep was born and brought up in Bangalore. He inclined towards serving the nation and joined National Defence Academy. His posting and leadership quality at Jammu and Kashmir soon got him recognition and was deputed to the NSG, New Delhi.
We at ZSB, salute Major Sandeep for his selfless effort in saving the nation from the dreadful terrorists. Let’s pledge that his effort should not go in vain and we should all unite and fight against the terrors!