Late Sh. Rajender Gautam
Late Sh. Rajender Gautam was part of 9-B team which was deployed in Sector-20 Kumbh Mela Prayagraj (UP) since 05 January 2019. The 19th February 2019 being Maghi Purnima Snan, was having a massive rush of pilgrims at Prayaraj. About 0545 hrs while performing his duty at Someshwar Ghat, Prayaraj, an old person (pilgrim) who has crossed the barricading to take holy deep in the river and in course of this started to flow in the swift currents of river Ganga. Near Pipapul 18-19 CT Rajender Gautam noticed that an old man likely to drown, CT Rajender Gautam without caring for his own life promptly responded and jumped into the river to rescue / save the victim and put him safe. During this process CT Rajender Gautm sustained serious injury in spinal region. Sensing danger to life he was referred to Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi with the help of Air Ambulance. On wee hours of 22nd February 2019, CT Rajender Gautam laid down his life in selfless service to the nation and to the humanity as a whole.
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