Mangaluru: Retired soldier displays remarkable dedication by voting before passing away

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 25: Madhava Prabhu, an 85-year-old retired soldier from Vagga in Bantwal, demonstrated remarkable dedication to his civic duty by casting his vote before succumbing to illness.

Prabhu, who was undergoing medical treatment at a city hospital, sought permission from his doctor to leave temporarily to cast his vote on April 15. Despite his frail health, he returned to the hospital after exercising his democratic right, taking advantage of the Election Commission's facility for elderly voters to cast their ballots from home. Tragically, Prabhu passed away on April 24 while still under medical care.

Before his military service, Prabhu worked as an inspector in the malaria eradication department. After retiring from the army, he served as vice president of the Poornanda Multipurpose Cooperative Society. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son..





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  • Ben, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    RIP and Salute to our dedicated Veteran of yester years. Even my father was in military and served 35 years for our country, I know their sacrifices. I hope your vote has gone to the right candidate of good standing and not twisted by our tarnished voting machine. Our military had excellent standing due to only one statement "we are all Indians" which, sadly turned communal in the last 10 years among the top ranks.

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  • Arvind, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Bharat Mata ki Jai🙏

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    RIP. Look at his service and dedication. This is how India progressed over years. His work with army, post retirement job work to eradicate malaria, he must have seen it all, how the nation progressed from what it is. We the people admire and respect his contribution as well.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    RIP Prabhumam sir ,I hope your valuable vote will not go waste and surely you might have given vote to the best candidate who will serve for the country. Salute to you.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Respect..RIP...soldiers of yesteryears are known for their real patriotism..they were inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and the vision of Jawarharlal sadly these two icons of our country are being openly insulted...even the killer of Mahatma GAndhi is worshipped by right wing people...

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  • Bharath, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 25 2024

    Remarkably duty served by the veteran of Armed forces. This is an learning for every citizen of india. May the departed soul rest in peace

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