28 November 2008 - Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan's 6th year of laying life in terrorist FgtThe Nation was remembering the black day of series terrorist attacks in Mumbai on 26-11. During the terrorist attacks 51 people were held as hostages in Hotel Taj, Mumbai. The rescue operation was conducted by a group of 51 Special Action Group headed Major Sandeep Unnikrishan. Major Unnikrishnan engaged the terrorist in firing and made the groups members to rescue the hostages. In the firings Major Unnikrishnan was killed on the 3rd day e.i. on the 28th of November, 2008.
Unnikrishnan was a National Defense Academy Student and on completion of the course joined the defense forces. After serving the Indian Army in different locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan, Major Sandeep was assigned to the Special Action Group (SAG) of NSG on January 2007. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan came from a Nair family from Cheruvannur, Kozhikode District, Kerala. His parents Sri K Unnikrishnan (now a retired Officer of ISRO) and Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan are settled in Bangalore and Major Sandeep was born and brought up in Bangalore.
His death became a sensational news in the country in General and in Karnataka and Kerala in particular due to unsavory acrimony of calling names to the extent of 'dog' between the then CM, V S Achuthanandan and the bereaved father of Sandeep.
Let us pray to almighty that let the Major's soul REST IN PEACE.