Last rites of Brigadier, who inspired Sunny Deol’s role in ‘Border’ performed

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Nov 19 (ANI): Last rites of decorated war veteran and hero of 1971 war, Brigadier Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri were performed in Chandigarh today. He passed away at the age of 78 in a private hospital in Mohali on Saturday. Brigadier Singh was the man whose role was played by Sunny Deol in the 1997 blockbuster 'Border'. Sunny Deol took to his Twitter and expressed grief over the demise of Brigadier Singh and underlined that the nation would always be indebted to him. He wrote, "Sad to know that Brigadier Kuldeep Chandpuri passed away today . We will forever stay indebted to this great soldier." Chandpuri, who was an Army Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, had held his post through the night in the famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack by advancing Pakistani Patton tanks. Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri was the recipient of country's second highest gallantry award, Mahavir Chakra (MVC). (ANI)
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