DHARWAD (KARNATAKA): Despite having no connection with the defence forces, he is nicknamed as ‘Military Man’ just because of his devotion towards the security personal who laid down their lives to secure the borders of the nation.Despite his busy business schedule, he daily cleans the ‘Kargil Stupa’, a memorial erected in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives in defence of the country, near the DC’s office here. Chandrashekar S Amingad (74) wanted to join the Indian Army in his younger days. Though he made several attempts in this regard, the selection agencies found him physically ‘unfit’.
Despite failed attempts, his passion towards the military forces did not dry up. He kept on working for the welfare of the solders and their families in his capacity as a businessman.After the Indian forces won the Kargil war in 1999, a memorial was built in the central point of the district’s administrative building. Amingad was one among those who were instrumental in building such a structure to pay homage to the martyred solders. For the past 17 years, he has been walking to the Stupa every day and cleaning the entire premises.
The names of 13 martyrs from Karnataka have been engraved on the Stupa
Status of General K M Cariappa, General K S Thimayya and General G G Bewoor will be installed soon. HDMC is helping Amingad to realise the same
No politicians have so far been invited to any function organised at the Stupa