Karnataka to give Rs.3 mn to slain NSG Major’s family

December 7th, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS  

ISROBangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) Karnataka will give Rs.3 million to the family of National Security Guard (NSG) commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was killed in gunbattle with terrorists in Mumbai, spokesperson for the government said Sunday. “Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has sanctioned Rs.3 million to the slain Major’s family,” the spokesperson said.

Unnikrishnan was killed fighting terrorists in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel.

Kerala, from where Unnikrishnan’s parents hail, has announced it will give Rs.1.5 million to the family.

Unnikrishnan’s parents live in Bangalore. His father K. Unnikrishnan is a retired officer of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

NSG chief J.K. Dutt met Unnikrishnan’s parents at their residence in ISRO layout, about 12 km from the city centre, and offered condolences.

Dutt later told reporters that NSG had lost a fine officer and a brave soldier.

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