Body of Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori arrives home
The dead body of Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori finally arrived Udaipur on Sunday afternoon. The relatives, friends and his family couldn't hold their emotions seeing the young boy sleeping in the coffin. Nagori was brought to his house at Chitrakoot Nagar where he was given guard of honor by Naval officers.
The dead body of Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori finally arrived Udaipur on Sunday afternoon. The relatives, friends and his family couldn’t hold their emotions seeing the young boy sleeping in the coffin. Nagori was brought to his house at Chitrakoot Nagar where he was given guard of honor by Naval officers.
Dharm Chand Nagori Abhinav’s father shared his grief and said, “These were the worst days spent of my life. When I reached Goa, the naval officers arrived to pick me up and two of them stayed with me giving me minute to minute information about the rescue operation going on at the sea.”
“It was a real tough job as the operation was being conducted at 150-300 ft inside the sea where the oxygen level is very low. In the night of 26th March, the dead body of co-pilot Lt. Kiran Shekhawat was found by the remains of the Dornier Plane. The rescue operation continued. After a few hours, I was informed about Abhinav’s body found on the seat of the plane and was pulled out.” Hearing this information from the officials, he couldn’t bear the grief and fainted.
Dharma Chand added that he met rescued pilot Nikhil’s wife who consoled him of his loss. In return Nagori blessed him for being a lucky woman who found her husband alive.
Remembering Abhinav, his father with teary eyes informed that Abhinav was a very enthusiastic boy. After completing his studies, he expressed his wish to become an engineer and pursue the degree from Bangalore. He went there on his own and cleared the examination.
After completion of engineering in electronics, he received many job offers but he dropped all of them and opted to join Navy. His aim was not to earn money but serve the country, added his father.
Abhinav was an avid swimmer and a nature lover, so much that he used to treat the plants as his kids. He often cycled around the beaches on weekends. His father recalls his cooking skills and said, “Abhinav was fond of cooking since his childhood. He used to prepare tea in the kitchen by standing on the chair.”
On this note, mother Sushila Devi added, “Whenever Abhinav used to come to Udaipur in holidays; he used to cook pizza on his own and made us eat it.”
Along with swimming, cycling and cooking, Abhinav loved music. He had a musical instrument violin which he learnt through internet and played musical notes in the house.
Dharma Chand Nagori gave a message to all saying, “Parents should never levy their ambitions over their children and let them live their dreams. Support them and help them in achieving their goals in life.”
The cremation will be held on Sunday morning at 9.30 AM. The Vyapar Mandal of Bhuwana announced market close and as a tribute to Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori, shraddhanjali will be given at Town Hall by UMC at 5.30 PM, Sunday, informed Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari.