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Jawan killed in Pak firing did not live to see his daughter

24-year-old Subodh Ghosh was eager to return home for his daughter’s ‘Annaprasan’

There is no celebration at Raghunathpur village in West Bengal’s Nadia district this Diwali as the people of the area are mourning the death of their neighbour Subodh Ghosh at far away Baramulla in Kashmir.

Subodh was among those killed in the heavy shelling by Pakistan at the LOC at Baramulla in Kashmir on Friday.

He did not live to see his three-month-old daughter.

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The 24-year-old jawan was eager to return home for his daughter’s ‘Annaprasan’, a ceremony when a child begins to have rice and other solid food when he/she turns six months old.

“My son was eager to return home for his daughter’s Annaprasan … Now instead of him, his coffin will come. The village is in mourning,” the jawan’s father Gouranga Ghosh, a day labourer, told reporters at his modest home on Saturday.

The body will arrive on…

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