Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday expressed profound grief over the death of an Army jawan from Odisha, Sashank Sekhar Samal.
Samal was martyred while on duty in Ladakh on Thursday.
Naveen tweeted his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
ଲଦାଖରେ ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଯବାନ ଶଶାଙ୍କ ଶେଖର ସାମଲ ଶହୀଦ ହୋଇଥିବା ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ଦୁଃଖିତ। ବୀର ଯବାନଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହିତ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 22, 2021
The mortal remains of Samal were brought to his native village Khetrapal in Jajpur district on Sunday and the soldier was then laid to rest with full state honours.
Samal had joined the Indian Army in 2009 and belonged to the 613 Battalion. He was posted along the Ladakh border.