Do you remember the 26/11 Mumbai attacks? Do they haunt you? Have you heard about the whole city under terrorist attack and a few fearless men fighting for the common men? Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was one of the martyrs in the attacks. Neha Unnikrishnan was married to Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
As stated above, Neha Unnikrishnan is the wife of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a braveheart soldier, who lost his life while fighting for his country.
Major Unnikrishnan led a team of fifty soldiers to rescue the hostages. What happened to him and what was the attack? When did it happen? We will take you through all this, keep reading to know more about Martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Neha Unnikrishnan.
Who was Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan?
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Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan served in the Indian Army. He was from Kozikohde, Kerela. He was only 31 years when he left for his last mission.
Unnikrishnan was a part of the National Security Guards.
The 26/11 attack
No Indian can forget the dreadful event that happened on 26/11 in 2008. Mumbai city was under terror attacks. Some terrorists from Pakistan attacked the city with serial blasts. They even took over an elite hotel and all the guests were suddenly turned, hostages.
A Special Task Force was assigned to handle these terrorists.
A documentary that can give you an idea about the devastating day.
On 26/11, Neha Unnikrishnan’s husband, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was appointed at the Taj Palace Hotel. He led a team of 50 soldiers.
Soon after entering the hotel with ten commandos, they rescued the hostages on the fifth and sixth floors.
Major Unnikrishnan and his team suspected the presence of terrorists in a room on the fourth floor. The room was locked from the inside and hence was forcefully opened.
While opening the door, one of his commandos, Sunil Kumar Yadav got injured in the crossfire. He was somehow evacuated safely from the room. Sadly, the terrorists eloped while blasting a grenade into the room.
The operation was hours long. Unnikrishnan fought straight for 15 hours. He chased four terrorists alone and sacrificed his life while fighting with them.
He was even awarded Ashoka Chakra on January 26, 2009, by then President, Pratibha Patil. His mother, Dhanalaxmi Unnikrishnan received the gallantry award.
Who is Neha Unnikrishnan?
Neha was married to Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The two met during their schooling at Frank Anthony Public School in Bangalore. They studied together for 14 years.
Neha Unnikrishnan and Sandeep Unnikrishnan were childhood buddies.
Reportedly, Sandeep and Neha broke up because he wanted to become a soldier. After joining the Indian Army, they both married each other.
Although there isn’t much about Neha Unnikrishnan on the internet, we have tried our bit to drag as much information as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is Neha Unnikrishnan?
Neha Unnikrishnan is supposedly in Kerala, at his native place
2. How was Neha and Sandeep Unnikrishnan associated?
Neha and Sandeep were childhood friends and later got married
3. How old was Sandeep at his death?
Sandeep was 31 years when he sacrificed his life for his country
4. Does Neha Unnikrishnan have kids?
Though there are no clues on the internet about the same. We believe that Neha and Sandeep did not have kids because he was too young when he died.
5. Did Neha marry again?
She seemed really upset about the demise of her husband. Evidently, she is proud of him too for saving others’ life.
6. What were the words of Major Unnikrishnan?
Reportedly, his last words were for his team. He mentioned, “Don’t come up, I will handle it” while combating four terrorists alone and thus sacrificing his own life
7. Did he receive any awards?
Yes. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra award which was received by his mother, Dhanalaxmi Unnikrishnan
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan laid his life for his countrymen. He was deployed at the Taj Palace Hotel during the 26/11 attack in 2008.
While on a mission at the Taj Palace, he was married to Neha Unnikrishnan whom he met at school.
After his death, many documentaries were released about his life and the tragic 26/11 event. Reportedly, a movie was also released on his life. The name of the movie is Major which is supposed to be the closest to his life.
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