All About Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an Indian Army officer, was killed in action during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was a member of the 51 Special Action Group of the National Security Guards on deputation.
Major in the National Security Guards
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who served with the National Security Guards, has been awarded the Ashoka Chakra. The award recognizes a warrior who has displayed supreme courage in the face of danger. It also acknowledges the greatest sacrifices made by a man.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was a member of the Special Action Group of the National Security Guards. He was assigned to rescue hostages from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. While he and his team were rescuing the hostages, they were attacked by terrorists. In order to protect his colleagues, he turned around to help them. However, the terrorists shot him, leaving his body laden with gunshot wounds.
He was married to Neha Unnikrishnan. At the time of his death, Sandeep was in his mid-twenties. Despite his young age, he was a very talented and brave person. His friends and colleagues remembered him as a selfless person who worked tirelessly to save his fellow soldiers.
After completing his schooling, Sandeep had a strong desire to join the armed forces. He enrolled in the Pune National Defence Academy. But the Indian Navy refused to hire him, so he joined the National Security Guards instead.
Sandeep Unnikrishnan had been selected to be a commando of the NSG. He was in charge of a team of six soldiers. On 31 December 1999, he led them in a mission to smuggle two hostages out of the hotel. There was a commotion in the area, as the terrorists were attacking the Indian soldiers with small arms.
One of the terrorists fired a shot at him, but it only exited the lower jaw. He was laying in a pool of blood. His colleagues noticed a red speck on his forehead. They knew that he had been hit, but they did not know where.
Sandeep Unnikrishnan was awarded the nation’s highest peace time gallantry award. He is the son of retired ISRO officer K. Unnikrishnan and Dhanalakshmi. Their native village is in Kozhikode, Kerala.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan is survived by his parents, siblings, and wife. In 2009, he was awarded the Ashoka Chakra. During his career, he was in the National Security Guards and he served in various wars.
Major in the Kargil War
Sandeep Unnikrishnan was a Malayali officer in the Indian Army who fought against terrorists in the Kargil War. The 31-year-old was born in Kerala and raised in Kozhikode. He went to Frank Anthony Public School in Bangalore and completed his graduation. A few years after he graduated from school, he became a part of the National Security Guards.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was the commander of 51 Special Action Group (SAG) commandos. He led the team during the Kargil war. After the conflict, Major Unnikrishnan was awarded a commendation.
In 1999, the Pakistani military attacked India with artillery and small arms. On the other side of the LoC, Sandeep set up a post 200 meters away from the enemy’s base. His team surrounded the terrorists, and he engaged them with a barrage of bullets.
As part of Operation Vijay, he led a group of six soldiers to establish a forward post in the face of heavy opposition. When the terrorists tried to escape, the Major shot them. During the gunfight, the Major was injured. However, he was able to rescue an injured commando.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan also served in Operation Parakram, a second major military standoff between India and Pakistan. His group fought without air support. At one point, they were hit by a rocket explosive.
In 2007, Sandeep was assigned to the Special Action Group. As a member of the SAG, he helped flush out terrorists from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. It was a difficult job, as the terrorists were a force of radicalism, funded by Pakistani terrorism. Despite his injuries, he was able to rescue 14 hostages.
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan is one of the bravest and most honorable soldiers in the Indian Army. His funeral was conducted in a manner that showed the respect that the military had for him.
His body was covered with bullet wounds. His last words were, “Don’t come up.”
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan served in several conflicts, including the Kargil War, Siachen and Gujarat. He was a highly skilled soldier who fought against terrorists with great courage. Sadly, he died at the age of 31.
Death in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a 31-year-old officer of Indian Army, was among the victims of the Mumbai terror attack. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award, posthumously.
On 26 November 2008, a terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai left 166 people dead and more than 300 injured. The terror attacks lasted four days. After the attack, the Indian Armed Forces launched Operation Black Tornado to flush out the terrorists.
The operation, which involved rescuing 14 hostages, was led by Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. As the commander of NSG commandos, he was tasked with flushing out the terrorists from the Taj Mahal hotel. His team came under intense hostile fire, but managed to pin down the terrorists with accurate fire.
Sandeep’s mother Dhanalakshmi was cooking in the kitchen when news of the attack broke. She prayed for a successful end to the operation. Her husband and son were preparing to go on a holiday in mid-December.
The family had just moved to Bangalore when the attack occurred. However, Sandeep did not tell his father about the trip. Instead, he said that he was going to teach his sister to ride a bike.
K Unnikrishnan, Sandeep’s father, had been a senior ISRO official for more than three decades. He was inducted into the Indian Army in 1999. During the Kargil War, he was posted on forward posts. In 2004, the BBMP (Bangalore) promised to name a road after him.
Throughout the attack, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan showed his commitment to the country and its citizens. He continued to fight terrorists even after he was mortally wounded. Despite his injuries, he fought to save his fellow commandos.
Before his death, Sandeep had arranged for commando Sunil Kumar Jodha’s evacuation. Jodha was 26 years old. Although he was injured while clearing guest rooms, he managed to take seven bullets, one of them through his bullet-proof jacket.
When Sandeep was mortally wounded in the Mumbai terror attack, the 51 Special Action Group of the National Security Guard, which is known as the “Black Cats”, was stunned. Its first officer to die in combat.
A film based on his life
If you’re wondering what happened to Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan after he saved hundreds of lives during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, you’re not alone. A film is now ready to take you on his journey from childhood to his tragic death.
The film is a biographical action thriller. It’s set to hit the theatres on June 3. Adivi Sesh is set to play the title role. Previously, he has appeared in several successful movies. He is a good actor. This is his first Hindi-language role.
In this movie, he falls in love with Neha, a lonely teenager. However, he isn’t quite as devoted to her as he could be. She soon warms to him. They fall in love and start spending time together. But, she finds out that Sandeep never signed divorce papers. So, she scolds him for not being around when she had a miscarriage.
There’s a lot of cliche dialogue in this movie. The school scenes between Sandeep and his girlfriend are particularly boring. Some of the dialogues are too over-the-top.
Several scenes are based on the 26/11 attack. At some stages, the sets are destroyed. However, creative liberties are allowed.
Sandeep’s mom says in the trailer that his life was more than 26/11. But, the movie doesn’t explore how he bonded with his fellow officers. His love for history and architecture also comes through in the movie.
Despite its flaws, the film’s plot is exciting. Besides, it has a great soundtrack. Moreover, the cinematography of the movie is excellent.
Nevertheless, Major is a film that has to be seen. Not only does it bring you closer to the real-life hero, but it also shows you a side of him that you may not have known.
Adivi Sesh’s portrayal of Sandeep is impressive. You’ll be able to see why this film is called “the soulful adaptation” of the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan. During the emotional climax, you’ll hear Major Sandeep’s last words. These are about duty and love.
For his fans, Adivi Sesh will deliver an emotionally-driven action thriller. He’ll also be the first Hindi-language actor to appear in a leading role.
About his wife Neha Unnikrishnan
Neha Unnikrishnan is the widow of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a martyr during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. She has been keeping a low profile since her husband passed away.
Neha is an excellent scientist, engineer, entrepreneur and educator. She is also an active advocate for women in STEM fields. She is a leading figure in the field of quantum computing and has received several prestigious awards for her work.
She is also the founder of a technology company, Neha Technologies. Her passion for technology has made her a well-known figure in the industry.
Her latest release is a movie called Major, based on the life of 26/11 Mumbai attacks hero Sandeep Unnikrishnan. The film is directed by Sashikiran Tikka and has Saiee Manjrekar, Prakash Raj, Murali Sharma, Revathi and Shobita Dhulipala in important roles.
The movie is a tribute to the hero who fought and died for his country during the attack in 2008. Adivi Sesh has written the script of the film, starring Saiee Manjrekar as the wife of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
As a result, she is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant. She is an excellent mentor for young girls interested in pursuing careers in STEM.
She is an avid runner and enjoys running outdoors to stay fit and healthy. She is also an active member of the International Association for Women in Science.