932Nation pays homage to Colonel Jojan Thomas, son of the Syriac Orthodox Church.
- Aug 25, 2008Nation pays homage to Colonel Jojan Thomas, son of the Syriac Orthodox
The mortal remains of the Colonel was laid to rest with full state
honours in the city on Monday, Aug 25. Earlier, hundreds of people
visit the colonel's home at Manekshaw Vihar in the city after his body
was flown in on Saturday, Aug 23. The 43-year-old Colonel was killed in
a fierce battle between a militants and the quick reaction team of 45
Rashtriya Rifles of which he was in the lead. His team killed six
militants but the officer was also fatally injured in the
The body was taken for funeral service at St Geroge Kanaya Syrian
Church at Domlur in the city. H.E Kuriakose Mor Severios, the
Archbishop of Malankara Syrian Knanaya Jacobite Archdiocese led the
funeral servcie. Speaking to newspersons after paying his tribute, Mr
Yeddyurappa said has said that the Colonel had set an example for
bravery and the whole nation was indebted to him.
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