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Siachen Miracle Survivor Hanumanthappa ‘Promised’ Mother to Return in her Dream

The lone rescued soldier on top of Siachen glacier Hanumanthappa has his mother and family strongly seeking his return and his mother said he came in her dream promising that he would return. He was miraculously rescued 25 ft below the ice cover and brought to Delhi where he is still in criticial condition in an Army Hospital.

Back in Betadur village in Karnataka’s Dharwad district, Lance Naik Hanumanthappa’s wife Mahadevi said she and their one-year-old daughter would visit temple to pray for his safety. One relative has put it: “He is named after Hanuman, Pawan Putra Hanuman and we know he will survive."

As the entire village has joined tha family praying for his return, his mother and wife are awaiting a word from the government to arrange for their journey to Delhi. Wiping her tears, his mother Basamma, 65, said, “He came into my dream and said he would return.”

It could not have been believed few days ago after the storm on Siachen buried 10 soldiers on February 3, but now that one of them was rescued, India prays for the lone survivor. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a visit to the hospital.

In the Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi, Hanumanthappa’s condition has been described as "critical but stable" and he is undergoing several tests.

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