Hindu soldier died in defence of Pakistan

Published: May 29, 2017
Lal Chand Rabari. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Lal Chand Rabari. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: It was in 2009 that a young Hindu boy after passing his matriculation examinations went to Badin from his village without informing the family and applied to be recruited in the army.

It was his dream to serve his motherland that was answered on May 17 while serving in the line of duty.

The young Hindu soldier of Pakistan Army, Lal Chand Rabari, 27, was an emotional young man with a dream to protect his country from the enemies since his early days and had joined the army and breathed his last while serving on Mangla front.

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Rabari, a native of Ismail Khan Nautkani village in the Badin district, was the fifth of eleven children of a poor shepherd father and a farmer mother.

Bhemon Rabari, his elder brother, while taking to The Express Tribune, added that earlier his posting was in the Waziristan tribal area where he desired to crush militants who had caused damage and inflicted losses on the country.

“I would take revenge of every drop of blood from those who have inflicted loss to the children and people of our country,” Lal Chand used to say when he returned from his posting in Waziristan, earlier.

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While remembering the memories of his brother, Bhemon added it was written in his fate that he would sacrifice his life for protecting his country.

“We have been missing him, but at the same moment the thought of our brother no more with us is also making the entire Rabari community proud that he gave his life while being the soldier.”

According to Bhemon, his brother passed the intermediate examination and finally graduated while serving in the army and was on the rank of Lance Naik in the army.

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Lal Chand used to encourage his two younger brothers, who are currently studying in class 11 and 7, to join the army and right now they are really motivated to join the same institution in which Lal Chand gave his life while serving,” added Bhemon.

“The country we are living in is like our house and whosoever would attack on it would have to face serious retaliation till the last breath in my body,” used to be the words of Lal Chand as remembered by his elder brother.

While reminding of his lineage, he said being a member of the Rajput clan, we are always ready to fight enemy whosoever they be until the last drop of blood for the country.

“Our mother is all set to sacrifice his sons and grandsons in defending the country and has no remorse for losing his son while defending its boundaries,” he said while quoting the elderly mother, adding “Their late father would have been more proud of his services for the country.”

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  • TSS
    May 29, 2017 - 9:14AM

    This is pure RESPECT !Recommend

  • syed
    May 29, 2017 - 9:15AM

    Salute to You… Brave Lal Chand…for protecting the motherland….Like your name…you are the diamond…..Recommend

  • Khan
    May 29, 2017 - 9:29AM

    We salute Shaheed Lal Chandji! Government must ensure his family is properly taken care of .Recommend

  • Saad G
    May 29, 2017 - 9:47AM

    “Our mother is all set to sacrifice his sons and grandsons in defending the country and has no remorse for losing his son while defending its boundaries,” he said while quoting the elderly mother, adding “Their late father would have been more proud of his services for the country.”

    change his to her in the above para.Recommend

  • Raj
    May 29, 2017 - 9:47AM

    Godd. One has to be like this and defend his own country irrespective of one’s religion. That is the right path. Though i am a Hindu from India, what Mr.Chandra has done is the right thing to defend pakistan. Never mind who attacks, but protect one’s own country. Kudos.Recommend

  • Syed
    May 29, 2017 - 10:39AM

    My Salute to this Brave Son of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Feroz
    May 29, 2017 - 11:55AM

    It is extremely sad that the value of a soldier is weighed based on criteria like ethnicity, race and religion — nowhere in the world do we see this phenomena.Recommend

  • OSD
    May 29, 2017 - 12:09PM

    Proud of you and your family!Recommend

  • Sudeep
    May 29, 2017 - 1:00PM

    Brother Lal Chand has attained Martyrdom… Any soldier who dies for his country irrespective of nationality is great… Respects from India!!! May his soul RIP…
    Atleast he died a soldeir’s death and not mutilated and disrespected like couple of our soldiers which is heights of cowardice!!!Recommend

  • aziz
    May 29, 2017 - 1:23PM

    Well Done brave Son of Soil.Recommend

  • Irfan
    May 29, 2017 - 1:29PM

    Salute to Shaheed Lal Chand, he loved his country, and proved that he can protect his motherland. Recommend

  • SM
    May 29, 2017 - 1:35PM

    shame on all those who consider non-Muslims as second class citizens.Recommend

  • Dharmesh Jhala
    May 29, 2017 - 1:45PM

    I am from India and I have tears in my eyes to read news and respect comments from Pakistani for Hindu Soldiers. One thing I need to say that India and Pakistan should stop war and live like brothers.. Recommend

  • Syed sheeraz
    May 29, 2017 - 2:09PM

    You are our hero shaheed. Recommend

  • Chengez k
    May 29, 2017 - 2:15PM

    Lal Chand Rabari Zindabad….Pakistan Army ZindabadRecommend

  • Ameer Qaisrani
    May 29, 2017 - 2:16PM

    We salute you Shaheed Lal Chand and all other soldiers who layed their lives in this noble cause of fighting against millitants/extremists and we are with all those soldiers who are fighting right now!Recommend

  • Pakistani
    May 29, 2017 - 2:18PM

    Utmost Respect & Salutes !Recommend

  • Syed Ahmed
    May 29, 2017 - 2:45PM

    Respect to this brave son of the soil and to all you are serving to protect us, Army, Police, Navy, Airforce and all others.Recommend

  • JKD
    May 29, 2017 - 3:25PM

    Why mention ‘HINDU’, he is a Pakistani and this country belongs to all its citizens irrespective of the religion.

    there are many non-Muslims who are working and sacrificing for this country.

    Bravo Lal Chand!! you make Pakistanis proud Recommend

  • 2#
    May 29, 2017 - 3:50PM

    what a beautiful person and what a Heroic end. Salutes. I expect he will be given some medal and his family will be given the stipends of Shaheeds, including plot so they could spend their lives peacefully and proudly, Recommend

  • Pakistani
    May 29, 2017 - 4:00PM

    RIP brave son of Pakistan.

    Sincere condolences to your family.

    Your sacrifice will not be forgottenRecommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 29, 2017 - 4:18PM

    why is his religion even a matter of discussion. it should be his job and duty only . do you bother about religion of each and every soldier / police man ? Recommend

  • MS
    May 29, 2017 - 4:21PM

    Salute to Lal Chand Shaheed and his family. They are better than many of us and our leaders.Recommend

  • nasir
    May 29, 2017 - 5:23PM

    Lal chand deserves heaven more than those muslim terrorists who are spoiling peace in Pakistan. Just should be like that.Recommend

  • k k Khan
    May 29, 2017 - 6:08PM

    Respect! Recommend

  • k k Khan
    May 29, 2017 - 6:15PM

    There are also many Ahmadis who sacrificed their lives for Pakistan.
    The day we follow Allah ka Islam, as opposed to Mullah ka Islam, we will see all our problems vanished.Recommend

  • Omer
    May 29, 2017 - 7:14PM

    He is proud of the nation which is united against the enemies.Recommend

  • Maqsood
    May 29, 2017 - 7:34PM

    Rest in peace son! we are proud of you. You were Pakistani and all other things are irrelevant. Recommend

  • sarhad
    May 29, 2017 - 9:31PM

    @Sudeep: mr sandeep, you are aware what your country brutal army do to innocent kashmiris,
    This was retaliation for those innocent kashmiris that you been killing without mercy with no end. by the way you must be brave to cross the line of control to kill your enemy, your army are cowards that scared to cross the line of control always shelling the innocents on pakistan side in return the commandos or mujahidin cross and do what they like to their cunning enemy. Recommend

  • Anand
    May 29, 2017 - 10:52PM

    I admire this soldier from the bottom of my heart.
    There is a lesson in his story for the Indian Muslims.Recommend

  • Fiqa
    May 29, 2017 - 11:12PM

    He is first and foremost a Pakistan. It does not matter whether he is a Hindu, Christian or a Muslim. His should be celebrated regardless of his religion. My immense respect for him!Recommend

  • Mohammed - - - Auckland
    May 30, 2017 - 1:51AM

    It will be a good idea for Pakistani cricket team to show respect by observing a minutes silence at their next game.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    May 30, 2017 - 5:00AM


    Yes, join the Pakistan Army :)Recommend

  • WS
    May 30, 2017 - 5:37AM

    A proud son of the soil. The entire nation is indebted to you and your family for your sacrifice.Recommend

  • NT
    May 30, 2017 - 8:25AM

    We are in debt of you and likes of you forever. Respect!Recommend

  • Dove
    May 30, 2017 - 9:07AM

    Dear Brother, the whole nation is deeply indebted to your supreme sacrifice. You will be missed and remembered. RIP Recommend

  • Saqib
    May 30, 2017 - 9:25AM

    Tons of respect for Lal Chand – our hero. Hindus are proud of our nation!! Recommend

  • Andrew
    May 30, 2017 - 9:30AM

    Major RESPECT!!!! This proves beyond a point that we still have people who are willing to die for our beloved Pakistan. He proved that religion is as compared to his love for his religion his love and desire for our beloved Pakistan was much more. RESPECT SIR. RESPECT. Recommend

  • Khalid rashid
    May 30, 2017 - 9:42AM

    Our media should project this news so that the world comes to know that we are a democrats people unlike IndiaRecommend

  • Muhammad Farooq
    May 30, 2017 - 11:10AM

    A greater son of Homeland. The entire nation is proud of you.Recommend

  • Sahiwal
    May 30, 2017 - 12:46PM

    Respect. His sacrifice reaffirms cause of Pakistan and its defense at any cost. We are proud of all men in uniform regardless of their religion. Recommend

  • Rajesh
    May 30, 2017 - 2:50PM

    I’m really happy that majority Indians and Pakistanis give preferrence to their nationality over their religion in serving their country. Salutes to Lal chand, he attained glory. Indian Army is only repected if we fight worthy adversaries….worthy by Physical, mental strength and by charecter and Lan Chand did make Pakistan proud.Recommend

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