Ukraine war: Naveen body arrives at Bengaluru, CM Bommai pays tribute
The body has arrived from Kharkiv city of Ukraine in a special flight via Dubai, landed in Kemepgowda International Airport at 2.45 AM on Monday morning.
Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has received the mortal remains of Karnataka’s student Naveen Shekarappa at Kempegowda International Airport here at 3.30 am.
The body has arrived from Kharkiv city of Ukraine in a special flight via Dubai, landed at Kemepgowda International Airport at 2.45 AM on Monday morning.
Naveen Shekarappa, a 21-year-old student and resident of Haveri district studying fourth-year medical in Kharkiv, he went out to buy breakfast for himself and his friends but was eventually killed in a Russian missile attack on a supermarket in Kharkiv city on March 1.
Both the Karnataka government and Centre has made consistent effort to bring back the body. After its 20 days effort, the Ukrainian government has handed over the body to Indian embassy on Sunday.
“Received & honoured body of our student Naveen Gyanagoudar killed in indiscriminate bomb shelling in Russia-Ukraine war”, the Chief Minister tweeted soon after paying last tribute to mortal remains of Naveen.
Family members of Naveen, Karnataka Government Disaster Management cell officers were present. Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. K.Sudhakar, Haveri MP, Shivakumar Udasi, MLAs Arunkumar and Saleem Ahemed were present in the Airport.
The special flight carrying his mortal remains landed in Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru at 2.45 am on Monday morning.
Two ambulances have been arranged by the state police to shift the body to Naveen’s hometown Haveri district.
The Chief Minister has thanked the Prime Minister for bringing the mortal remains of Naveen Shekarappa.
“Hon'ble @narendramodiji with your efforts the mortal remains of Naveen Shekharappa Gyangoudar is reaching Bengaluru at 2:45 am on Monday. Myself and people of Karnataka are grateful to your deep concern”, Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister.
Chief Minister has written thanking letter to Prime Minister Modi stated that “I express my sincere thanks sir, for your concern about Naveen Shekarappa who died in Kharkiv, Ukraine war and diligently pursuing the repatriation of his mortal remains”.
“With the effort of your goodself the Naveen Shekarappa mortal remains is coming on Monday. The news about his mortal remains coming to India has been appreciated by everybody in Karnataka which seemed to be impossible”.
“I once again thank you on behalf of parents of Naveen and people of Karnataka for showing your deep concern. I will also mention special thanks for bringing thousands of students back to the Country”, Chief Minister mentioned in the letter.
Received & honoured body of our student Naveen Gyanagoudar killed in indiscriminate bomb shelling in Russia-Ukraine war.— Basavaraj S Bommai (@BSBommai) March 20, 2022
Thanks to PM @narendramodi Ji & @DrSJaishankar Ji for getting his mortal remains. pic.twitter.com/s8YTh2gUqP