Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 03:53 PM
Lone survivor of an avalanche at Siachen, Hanumanthappa, passed away at 11.40 am today, undergoing treatment at an Army hospital in Delhi. The soldier survived for six days under 25 ft of snow, at -50 degrees C, at Siachen. He was on a ventilator but his body failed to respond to the best of medical treatments. His grief stricken family was at his side. Hanumanthappa had played a dynamic role in defending the nation, throughout his career.