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Nagarjuna played the character of this brave man in LOC KARGIL, the story will make you cry; What was the last love for the wife?

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Nagarjuna played the character of this brave man in LOC KARGIL, the story will make you cry; What was the last love for the wife?
Aditya Chaudhary

Today, 74th Republic Day is being celebrated across the country. On this occasion, people are immersed in the color of patriotism. People across the country are spending time by playing devotional songs and spending time with family. Got to see indigenous might on the path of duty. At the same time, in the cinema world, many films full of patriotism will also be found to watch. One of the famous films in this was ‘Loc Kargil’, in which the 1999 Kargil war was shown on the screen. In this, multiple stars brought alive the story of the real hero with strong acting. There has also been a character of Major Padampani Acharya in this, which was played by Akkineni Nagarjuna. Let’s know. About them…

Major Padampani Acharya has been one of those brave sons of Kargil, who hoisted the tricolor flag on the top of Tololing by showing his bravery. The Battle of Tololing was one of the most important battles that India had ever seen in the Kargil War. A fierce battle took place between the Indian Armed Forces and the soldiers of the Northern Light Infantry of Pakistan. Major Acharya had given victory to India on this peak.

Major Padampani Acharya was an officer of the Indian Army. He was born in a family of Orissa, but he settled in Hyderabad with his family. His father Jagannath Acharya was a commander in the Indian Air Force. He fought the war against Pakistan on behalf of India in 1965 and 1971. Acharya was a second lieutenant in the 2nd Rajputana Rifles Regiment. He did his graduation from OTA (Officer Training Academy) Madras. After hard work, he got victory over Tololing in Kargil. It is said that during this he was injured a lot. He was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his bravery in the army.

Last letter written for father during Kargil war
Major Padampani Acharya wrote the last letter to his father during the Kargil war. In this, he wrote some words for his pregnant wife, after reading which tears will come in everyone’s eyes. Major had written, ‘Dear Papa… Don’t worry about casualties. This is beyond our control. But it’s for a good cause. Tell Mama that war is the honor of a lifetime for an army man and I can’t think of anything less. What can be a better way to serve the country?’. Along with this, he had written the last words to his wife that ‘one day narrate a story from Mahabharata to Charu so that your grandson imbibes good manners’.

Priya Gill and Nagarjuna became Mr. and Mrs. Acharya
Let us tell you that Akkineni Nagarjuna played the role of Major Padampani Acharya in the film ‘Loc Kargil’ and his wife Charu was played by actress Priya Gill. It was shown that the love story of both of them started from a meeting during a train journey. The film was released in 2003. This film is still remembered for the martyrdom of the brave soldiers.

Tags: Akkineni Nagarjuna, South cinema

FIRST PUBLISHED : January 26, 2023, 12:48 IST