Nagpur: Mehjbeen Akhtar, wife of Ashoka Chakra Awardee, Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani recalled her husband’s dream that Wani wanted to die on the battleground while fighting for his country.
Akhtar delivered her first-ever speech on stage during an event ‘Hero of The Nation’ in Nagpur on Sunday.
Wani who lost his life in a counter-terrorism operation last year was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award.
Mehjbeen Akhtar recalled his words and said, “I am extremely proud of my husband’s martyrdom as he gave his life for this country. I have never seen such a brave man like my husband. He used to tell me that he wants to die on the battleground while fighting for his nation as for him nothing came above this country.”
“He has done a lot for this country and his nation is also proud of him,” she said.
Wani in a counter-terrorist operation was hit by bullets from the terrorists. Meanwhile, he eliminated the district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one foreign terrorist in a very daring display of raw courage.
Lance Naik Nazir joined the Army’s 162 Infantry Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, in 2004.