The patriotism was inherited from the freedom fighter Dada, Anay Tripathi, the younger brother of martyr Colonel Biplab Tripathi, is also posted as a lieutenant colonel in the army for the service of the country.
Raipur/Raigarh: Colonel Biplab Tripathi, who was martyred in an ambush by militants in Manipur on Saturday, had inherited patriotism. Following the path shown by his grandfather Kishori Mohan Tripathi, a freedom fighter and a member of the Constituent Assembly, both the sons of the Tripathi family had decided to serve the country by becoming soldiers. There is a crowd of people in front of the house of Tripathi family living in Kirori Mal Colony of Raigad city since afternoon. Everyone’s eyes are moist, but there is also a feeling of pride.Also Read – Manipur Terrorist Attack: Major Terrorist Attack in Manipur, Assam Rifles Colonel, His Wife and Son Killed; 4 jawans also martyred
The family members could not believe that Colonel Viplav, who gave information about his skills on the phone in the morning, and his family became the victim of the militant attack shortly after. Also Read – Army agrees to give permanent commission to women officers after Supreme Court’s warning, know the whole matter
File photos of Colonel Viplav Tripathi, Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, his wife and 8-year-old son who lost their lives in a terrorist attack on a convoy of Assam Rifles in Churachandpur, Manipur today pic.twitter.com/g1sbXsEw0c
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Colonel Tripathi (41), the commanding officer of Khuga Battalion of Assam Rifles, his wife Anuja (36), son Abir (five years) and four paramilitary personnel were killed in a militant attack in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Saturday.
Colonel Tripathi’s maternal uncle Rajesh Patnaik told that Tripathi had a conversation with his mother Asha Tripathi at around 9.30 am on Saturday, but later in the afternoon the parents of Col. Viplav got the news of the death of their son, daughter-in-law and grandson.
Patnaik told that the spirit of patriotism within the rebellion was born due to his grandfather Kishori Mohan Tripathi. His grandfather was a member of the Constituent Assembly and a well-known freedom fighter of the region. Kishori Mohan Tripathi passed away in 1994 when Viplav was 14 years old.
Mama Rajesh Patnaik told that Viplav was very attached to his grandfather. Patnaik told that Viplav had joined the Indian Army in 2001 as a lieutenant. His motto was to serve the country like his grandfather. His journalist father and social worker mother also inspired him to do the same.
Patnaik said that he is proud that his nephew has sacrificed his life while serving the country. Patnaik told that born on May 30, 1980, Viplav joined Sainik School, Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) after passing the fifth standard from a school in Raigad city. His father Subhash Tripathi (76) is the editor-in-chief of the local Hindi daily Dainik Bayar and mother Asha Tripathi is a retired librarian from Government Girls College.
He told that after schooling, Viplav got admission in National Defense Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla and then Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun. Viplav’s maternal uncle told that in 2001, Viplav was appointed as a lieutenant in the Kumaon Regiment in Ranikhet. He later passed the command course from Defense Service Staff College (DSSC), Wellington. He told that Viplav’s younger brother Anay Tripathi also joined the army after studying from Sainik School, Rewa. He is presently posted as Lieutenant Colonel in Shillong.
Patnaik told that Anay had reached Raigad from Shillong on Friday night itself, and today he got the news from his military channels at around 12.30 pm that his elder brother had been martyred in the attack. He told that this year the entire Tripathi family had celebrated Diwali together in Manipur and after celebrating the festival, his parents returned to Raigad on November 6. Patnaik told that others have left for Kolkata for the Eastern Command Headquarters of the Army. The mortal remains of Viplav, his wife and son will reach Raigad on Sunday.