Mira Road's Son and now Hero - RIP Major Kaustubh Rane

A son, a husband, a father and now a HERO. Gone too soon but not in vain. 

Major Kaustubh Rane (29), resident of Mira Road, lost his life Rane, 29, lost his life fighting for the nation in the Gurez Sector of Jammu & Kashmir on August 7. He was among the four Army personnel killed in a gunfight with terrorists near the LoC in the Bandipura district on Tuesday. His coffin arrived late on Wednesday night and the last rites took place on Thursday morning with full military honours (he was decorated with the Sena Gallantry Medal by President Ram Nath Kovind on the 69th Republic Day celebrations this year).

Police had cordoned off the entire area around his building. Thousands of emotional onlookers (practically 3/4 of Mira Road's population) lined up alongside the road or from building tops and terraces to pay their respects and bid farewell to the man who made them proud and sacrificed himself to ensure their safety.

Raising slogans of "Major Kaustubh Rane, Amar Rahe" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", waving the Indian flag, he was received by thousands of people, family and Army officials.

Major Rane has left behind his parents, wife, 2 and a half year old son Agastya as well as all the people in his neighborhood who fondly remembered him as "Rane kaka".

Maybe we knew him earlier. Maybe we didn't. Let that not stop us from making his sacrifice worth it. 
Live everyday of your life keeping in mind that there are people out there who have lost their lives, and families who won't ever be seeing them again, just so that we get a shot at living our life without fear without someone dropping a bomb on our heads tomorrow. 
Let's make everyday worth it. #RIPMajorRane


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