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Copter crash claims life of a BITSian

Friday, February 04, 2011   (10 Comments)
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
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Major Bhanuchander, belonging to Vizianagaram town in AP, had been a victim of an army helicopter crash at Nasik on Wednesday morning. It is very disheartening to report the death of this young BITSian who joined the army to serve our nation.

According to the news reported, Major Bhanuchander and Major Atul Garge met with this unfortunate incident on their way to Pune, when the crash occurred, killing both of them instantly. Bhanuchander and Atul Garge were attached to the Jodhpur army base but they came to Nasik three days ago to oversee the preparations for the forthcoming air show at Bangalore.

Bhanuchander Gupta is a pharmacy graduate (batch of 98’) and a gold medalist from BITS Pilani. After his graduation, Bhanu joined the Indian armed forces and began his career as a lieutenant in 2003. He was promoted as captain after three years and to the rank of a Major two months ago in recognition of his contribution in the anti-terrorist operations in Kashmir and North Eastern states. He was also a member of the World Army Peace Committee.

BITSAA deeply expresses heartfelt condolences at this unfortunate incident and prays for the families of the deceased.

Media Coverage

Times Of India


Rafi M. Shaik says...
Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bhanu was my batchmate and in fact we were wingies for most of the sememters. We used to travel together to & from BITS most of the times. We also were together during his PS-II days as I was working in the same company. We used to hang out, roam around Hyderabad before he joined Army. I spoke to him few months back and was really happy to know about his success in the profession he had chosen and we planned to meet soon. I was really shocked when I saw the news clipping in the news paper and I tried calling his new mobile number shared by him during our last conversation. I really feel very sad and have no guts to imagine what his spouse, parents and sibling are going through. I can only wish my deepest condolences to his family members.
Sai Srinivas Chundi says...
Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bhanu was my batchmate from BITS and I knew him quite well. Very saddened to know about his untimely death. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to his family. May the Almighty give them all the strength and support to overcome this tough time. May his soul rest in peace.
Chandrashekar Rammohan says...
Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011
To put the country ahead of himself and his family even at the time of death calls for an untold amount of courage and sacrifice. He will have a special place in heaven. Envy his family for having such a great person amongst them. Proud to have him as my batchmate. Chandrashekar-98B5A3
Deepu C. Ch says...
Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I still remember how Bhanu's room in BITS was fully covered with posters showing Army's latest fighter planes. And I still remember his words & enthusiasm for joining Indian Army. We all will surely miss him very much but will remember him for his great deeds & courage shown by him in the hour of need. My deepest condolences for his family and may his soul RIP.
Praveen Krishnan says...
Posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I have known Banu very well. He did his internship at my company Trina Systems. He has been inclined towards joining Indin Forces, even during that time. My deepest condolences to his family. A great loss to the nation.
Jafar Sadik B. Shaik says...
Posted Thursday, March 17, 2011
I remember Bhanu very well..He was my wingie in 2nd and 3rd year..We attended the classes together...I had good relation with him...I still remember how passionate he was to join Indian Army...He was always inclined towards it and finally he achieved his dreams...We all are very proud of him and his achievements...He was a man of courage, determination and strength...It is very unfortunate to loose him...My deep condolences to his family...May his soul rest in peace...
Hussain Shaik says...
Posted Thursday, March 10, 2011
I took the weirdest flower bouquet to his wedding reception in Vizianagram. He just laughed at it and was happy that I showed up at the reception. I met him twice over the last year in Vizag and we had a good time just catching up on old friends and his aspiration to become a Test Pilot after he retires from the Army. I always had a connection with Bhanu, we hail from the same part of the city, had the same common friends, stayed in the same hostels and even went to the same classes for 2 years and also contested for the same HR position in our 3rd year. I will always miss him and I know he is in a better place than most of us are.
janakiram madipilli says...
Posted Saturday, February 19, 2011
I feel fortunate to know Bhanu since school days. He was a very bright student and did extremely well in schools. Ever Since I knew him, he always had two goals, go to BITS and join the army and he achieved both. When I talked to him during his marriage last year, he sounded so alive and happy, I still can't believe that this friend is no longer with us. Bhanu is one of the greatest individuals that I have met in my life. My deepest condolences go to his parents, his wife and his sister and may god rest his soul in peace.
Nitin K. Pharaskhanewala says...
Posted Thursday, February 17, 2011
My heart and soul still exists in BITS and I firmly believe that each BITSian is a one man army.I am proud of Bhanu for his contributions to safeguard the Kashmir border and discharged his duties to his level best.He has given a clear message to all of us..." to live and die for the Country".Let us take a resolution of promoting Peace,Pleasure and Prosperity all across the world. I pray to the Almighty to honor his soul by blessing it and positioning it to the most coveted place in the Universe. I Salute this Super star.....our Hero from BITS.
Raghuraman S says...
Posted Monday, February 07, 2011
Deepest Condolences and prayers

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