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PHOTOS: Hyderabad salutes Army braveheart killed in Pak firing

October 17, 2013 18:20 IST

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Hundreds of people Thursday paid a tearful homage to Indian soldier Mohammed Firoz Khan, who was killed by Pakistani troops on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday.

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Image: Army personnel give the 21 gun salute to martyred Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan in Hyderabad on Thursday
Photographs: SnapsIndia

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The 36-year-old Khan's last rites were performed with full military honours at a Muslim graveyard in Nawab Sahab Kunta in Hyderabad's Old City.

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Image: Thousands of mourners gathered at Khan'n final procession in Hyderabad's Old City on Thursday
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Hundreds of Muslim youths turned out to pay their last respects to Khan, whose body was flown in early Thursday. Some of the mourners held Indian flags and banners hailing the soldier. They shouted anti-Pakistan slogans.

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Image: Firoz Khan's 4-year-old daughter Afshin Fatima seen saluting her father with a smiling face on Thursday
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Andhra Pradesh minister D Nagender, Greater Hyderabad Mayor Majid Hussain, YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, BJP leaders G. Kishan Reddy and Bandaru Dattatreya and leaders of other political parties also paid their respects to Khan.

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Image: Jagan Mohan Reddy speaking with Greater Hyderabad Mayor Majid Hussain at Khan's funeral procession in Hyderabad
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Heart rending scenes were witnessed at Khan's house. His mother Razia Begum and wife Nasreen Fatima were inconsolable on seeing the body.

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Image: Mourners display anti-Pakistan banners at Lance Naik Firoz Khan's procession in Hyderabad
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Many were in tears after seeing his four-year-old daughter Afshin Fatima, two-year-old son Arshad Khan and eight-month-old daughter Aisha Fatima.’

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Image: Senior army officials saluting Lance Naik Firoz Khan at Hyderabad on Thursday
Photographs: SnapsIndia

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Lance Naik Firoz Khan was killed when Pakistani troops violated the 2003 ceasefire and fired shells at the Poonch sector in Jammau and Kashmir Tuesday.

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Image: MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi consoling Firoz Khan's grieving family in Hyderabad on Thursday
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The family received the news late Tuesday when they were preparing for Eid-ul-Azha the next day.

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Image: Army personnel draping slain Lance Naik's body with the tricolour ahead of the 21 gun salute
Photographs: SnapsIndia
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Khan has been serving with the Madras Regiment for 12 years. He had last visited his family on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr two months ago.

According to family members, he spoke to his wife over phone a couple of days ago to express his inability to come home on Eid and asked her to buy new clothes for the children.


Image: MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi at the funeral procession
Photographs: SnapsIndia
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