In a terrifying incident Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others have passed away yesterday. The unfortunate incident happened when an IAF chopper carrying them crashed near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.
According to an Indian Air Force tweet, CDS General Rawat was on his way to attend the faculty and students of Defence Services Staff College in Wellington. General Rawat’s last rituals will be held in Delhi. This news has deeply saddened and shocked the country. Celebrities from the entertainment industry and sports took to social media to express their sorrow and condolences to the families of the deceased. They also praised General Rawat for his contribution to the country.
Virat Kohli expressed his sorrow and shared a note on his Instagram handle saying, “Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of CDS Bipin Rawat ji and other officials in a tragic helicopter crash. My deepest condolences to the friends & family members.”
Sharing the picture of the deceased army general on her Instagram stories Kangana Ranaut wrote, “Most horrible news of the year the demise of #BipinRawat and his wife in a tragic helicopter crash. The nation will always be grateful to Gen. Rawat for his service to the nation. Om Shanti Jai Hind”.
Sharing the news of his demise, Kareena Kapoor Khan wrote, ‘RIP’.
Anupam Kher also took to his Instagram handle and shared a picture with General Rawat and wrote in Hindi, “CDS #GenBipinRawat, उनकी धर्मपत्नी एवं 11 और फ़ौजी ऑफ़िसर्स के निधन का सुनकर अत्यंत दुख हुआ।#जनरलरावत से मिलने का सौभाग्य कई बार मिला।उनके व्यक्तित्व में ग़ज़ब का दुस्साहस और देश के प्रति अथाह प्रेम था।उनसे हाथ मिलाकर दिल और ज़ुबान से ख़ुदबख़ुद “जय हिन्द” निकलता था! #जयहिन्द सर!! आप अमर रहेंगे! @indianarmy.adgpi @indiannavy #IndianAirForce”.