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By reciprocal arrangement with Star of Mysore

Mysore-Gundlupet, Feb 24 : The body of an Indian Army soldier Shivanandaswamy (34), hailing from Bharathahalli in the taluk here, who died in an avalanche on Indo-China border Siachen recently, was brought to his village on Thursday February 23 evening.

Shivanandaswamy, the youngest son of Basappa, had joined the army in 1993 and was posted in Saichen border. He was one of the trainers of a camp of young recruits of 16 men, who were killed.

While all of them died in that deadly avalanche, only three bodies could be traced.

Shivanandaswamy leaves behind wife and two daughters. The last rites will be performed on Friday February 24, with full military honours.

  

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