Indian Army lost 5 brave soldiers on 2 May 2020, including Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Major Anuj Sood, Lance Naik Dinesh Singh, Naik Rajesh Kumar and J&K Police Sub-Inspector Shakeel Qazi.
They made the supreme sacrifice while saving local civilians who were trapped inside a house in Handwara. Major Anuj Sood served the nation till his last breath and followed his commander. Read some motivational facts about Major Anuj Sood that will give goosebumps and motivate you to Join Indian Army.
Major Sood was born on December 17, 1989
Major Sood was born on December 17, 1989 in Bangalore where his father was posted at that time. After his school education, he got admission into the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, in 2012.
Major Anuj’s sister Harshita is also serving in Army:
Major Anuj’s sister Harshita is also serving as a Captain in the army. She is a national-level shooter and is currently undergoing training at the Army Marksmanship Unit at Mhow, Indore.
His elder sister lives in Australia while mother Suman is working as a principal in a government school in Yamunanagar.
His father also from PPS batch 1976. Brig.C K Sood
He just got married 3-4 months back with Aakriti
The couple had got married in 2017 and Anuj moved to the Valley within four months of that. “They were planning to start a family,” Sood said. “Aakriti was working with a firm in Pune. She couldn’t be with Anuj as wives are not allowed where he was posted. But she was anxiously waiting for his return. Anuj was to come back from Rashtriya Rifles and join in Gurdaspur with his unit.”
Inspirational words of Major Anuj Sood
Major Anuj Sood‘s caption from a post on Instagram, will surely leave you inspired. Sood had written, “When you’re older, you will realise the only thing that matters, the only thing, is that you had courage and honour. Lose those things and you won’t die any quicker, but you’ll be less than the dirt from your boots. You’ll still be dust, but you’ll have wasted a short time in the light.”
Major Anuj Sood’s father Brig (Retd) Chandrakant Sood said that his son has made supreme sacrifice.
“It was part of his duty & what he was trained for. I feel sad for his wife as they just got married 3-4 months back,” he added.