Lucknow : The last rites of Wing Commander Harshit Sinha of MiG-21, which crashed in Jaisalmer on Friday night, were performed at Bhainsakund Ghat in Lucknow on Sunday.
During this, the army officers bid him a final farewell with moist eyes. His body was brought to Lucknow’s Air Force station late on Saturday night. From there this morning at Bhainsakund Ghat, the last farewell was given with moist eyes in the presence of his family members and army officers. Harshit was the batchmate of Wing Commander Abhinandan. Both had trained together and also worked at many places. Harshit was presently posted in Srinagar. Prior to this, he has been posted in other places including Jammu and Kashmir, Bhuj, Suratgarh and Ambala. Harishit has Two Daughters.
MiG-21 fighter plane went down at around 8.30 pm on Friday night near Sudasari National Desert Park in Sama area of Jaisalmer district adjoining the Pakistan border in Rajasthan. It caught fire with an explosion. Pilot Wing Commander Harshit Sinha was martyred in the accident.