The number of days that you live doesn’t matter if you live every moment of those days. A death of pride, fighting for the flag of our nation, smeared in blood and soil of motherland could probably be the best death one will ever want. And that is how 22-year-old Captain Kapil Kundu died in Rajouri district of Jammu region on Sunday evening.

The young Captain was killed in an unprovoked heavy shelling and firing across the LoC by Pakistani troops in 15 light infantry posts in Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri with other army personnel identified as riflemen Ram Avtar and Shubam Singh, and havaldar Roshan Lal. Another soldier, Naik Iqbal Ahmed, is currently under hospital authorities and is being treated for his injuries.

“There is heavy firing and shelling going on along the LoC in my Nowshera assembly constituency”, deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh was quoted by India Times and added that people have already been evacuated to safety zones. Shahid Iqbal Choudary, Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudary had ordered the closure of 84 schools for next 3 days in the belt between Sunderbani and Manjakote.

The Captain was 6 days short of his 23rd birthday and had decided to celebrate the day with his family. Captain Kapil Kundu was a soldier, who lived and died for his country. He was a true Indian who believed in enjoying life to fullest as described by his mother.

“He always used to say the country is supreme,” she said to TOI.

Enraged by the event, the Localities of Gurugram, Captain’s hometown, demanded justice for the young martyr protesting against the Pakistani army. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh acknowledged the firing at the LoC and said that the Indian army shall ‘give proper reply’ to the neighbors. Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir addressed the issue claiming that the ceasefire attacks in the Rajouri district shall ‘cost Pakistan dearly.’

Captain Kapil Kundu had faith in the ideology of ‘What matters is quality, not quantity.’ His Facebook bio read “Life should be big instead of being long,” but little did he know that his words shall leave a piercing effect on the entire nation. His philosophy turned out to be true and even after a pre-matured death, he must have been a happy soul who fought valiantly for his country and died in the embrace of the nation.

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