Freedom fighter and Indian National Army veteran Lalti Ram dies at 100

Former Indian National Army (INA) veteran Lalti Ram has passed away at the age of 100.


Freedom fighter and former Indian National Army (INA) veteran Lalti Ram died early today, according to a statement from the Haryana government. He was 100 years old.

Lalti Ram’s funeral was celebrated in his home village of Dubaldhan in Jhajjar District, Haryana, with full state honors in the presence of administration officials, the statement said.

“Lalti Ram, who was 100 years old and a respected freedom fighter, took his last breath on Sunday,” he said.

Wishing the freedom fighter dead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “Saddened by the passing of INA veteran Lalti Ram Ji. His courage and contribution to India’s freedom struggle will never be forgotten. I remember my interactions with him. Greats like him have left an indelible mark in Indian history. “

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and BJP State President OP Dhankar also expressed their condolences on Lalti Ram’s death.

“The passing of INA veteran Lalti Ram ji marks the end of a great story dedicated to the cause of India’s freedom. His saga will inspire all Indians. My greetings to the great personality who will forever remain in India. Our memories. My condolences to his family and his admirers, “President Ram Nath Kovind wrote on Twitter.

In 2019, Lalti Ram presented a pre-independence INA cap to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event marking the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of “Azad Hind Sarkar” by freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose .

Thelma J. Longworth

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