He was the head of NSG’s elite bomb squad
Commissioned in the Engineers Regiment of the Army in 2004, he was assigned to a “mopping up procedure” on the encounter spot .
He died in action, defusing a grenade
Lt. Col. Kumar was killed while defusing a live grenade from the body of a terrorist. He was fatally injured by grenade splinters and sharpnels.
He wanted to be in the army because he loved the uniform
He joined the National Security Guards shortly after his wedding
5. He is survived by his wife Dr Radhika and a one-and-a half-year-old daughter Vismaya