First the father, then the son, all in a month

Mother Aleyamma Thomas (left), and wife Beena Thomas and daughter Meghana Thomas (right), pay their final respects, in Bangalore on Monday, to Col Jojan Thomas who died along with three of his colleagues during an encounter with militants in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir last Friday.

Col Thomas’ father P.A. Thomas, who served in the Indian Army as a mechanical engineer, had passed away just a month ago. The eldest of four sons, two other brothers of Col Thomas were in the forces, one in the Army and the other in the Navy.

Photographs: Karnataka Photo News

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