The mortal remains of Major J. Suresh Suri, who was killed in a gun battle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, were consigned to flames at Bansilalpet crematorium here on Friday.
Major Suri (30), a native of Hyderabad, was killed in a fierce gun-fighting with militants at Bandipora in north Kashmir on Wednesday.
Amid slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Major Suresh Suri Amar Rahe’ a huge procession with Suri’s photo on a flower-decked Army vehicle carrying his mortal remains in a coffin draped in tricolour was brought to Bansilalpet crematorium here.
The last rites were performed with full military honours at about 11.30 am.
Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy and senior Army officials placed wreaths on Suri’s body and paid tributes at his house in Vani Nagar in Malkajgiri here this morning.
Scores of locals and Suri’s friends, relatives and family members also bid a tearful adieu to the departed soul.
The Major’s body was flown to Delhi from Srinagar after military honours and brought to city last night. Suri is survived by wife S. Pallavi and mother Girija.