By Anantha Krishnan M
Bengaluru, March 28: “Lt Abhinav Nagori was a friend I will miss terribly. He was one soul I could call anytime for any help. He was a very cheerful guy, who could fix your mood anytime,” recalls one of his course mates, now working with the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Lt Abhinav was the co-pilot of the ill-fated Navy Dornier that crashed around 20 nautical miles southwest of Goa recently.
He along with Lt Shekhawat, an observer, died in the crash, while the pilot Commander Nikhil Joshi miraculously survived the crash rescued by a fisherman, who spotted his unconscious body drifting away in the sea.
Friends from college days and those in the Services recollected the fond memories they had of Lt Abhinav, who was a very helpful and friendly officer to many.
Hailing from Udaipur, Lt Abhinav was commissioned in the Navy in July 2012. He had stints at the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala (INA) in Kerala, Air Force Station (AFS), Yelahanka in Karnataka and Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal near Hyderabad.
According to his course mate now with the IAF, Lt Abhinav always approached the challenges wearing an officer’s cap much before he was commissioned.
Lt Abhinav would often give wake-up calls to all his friends in the hostel by playing his guitar. “It was very annoying to wake up so early, but his soulful and musical way of waking us up helped a lot, or else we would have missed many classes,” recalls a friend.
R.I.P. Lt Abhinav Nagori.
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