Indian Army soldier K Palani images
Source: Indian Express| Indian Army soldier K Palani is survived by his wife P Vanathi Devi (35) and two children -- son aged 10 and daughter aged 8


The soldier from Tamil Nadu who was among the 3 men killed in Ladakh in the violent face-off with Chinese troops, had served in the Army for twenty two (22) years and was due to retire in a year, his family and state parties said in Chennai on Tuesday.

His younger brother is also in the Army and is posted in Rajasthan.

Pazhani’s wife Vanathi Devi said her husband had not even participated in the recent house warming ceremony of their house as he was on duty.

Death News

Shock dawned upon the family when the news of his death at the Indo-Chinese border in Ladakh reached them. The brave havildar had planned to retire from the army next year, after serving the country’s borders for 22 years. He was one among three Indian soldiers named: Sepoy Ojha and Colonel B Santosh Babu martyred on the Indo-Chinese border in Ladakh during a border conflict on Monday night.

Personal details

Full Name: Havildar K. Pazhani (Palani)

Age: 40 years

Father’s Name: Kalimuthu Pazhani

Father’s Occupation: Farmer

Mother’s Name: Logambal Devi

Birth place: Kadukkalur village in Ramanathapuram district

Regiment: Bihar Regiment

Education: BA in History


He has completed BA in History from distance learning mode and encouraged his wife to complete B.Ed course after marriage. It was he who motivated her to enroll in a post-graduation course too,” shared the relative.

Family & Relations

Wife: P Vanathi Devi (35 years)

Son & Daughter: Aged 10 and 8 alternatively.

P Vanathi Devi (35 years) and two children — a son aged 10 and a daughter aged 8.

Awards & Recognition

TN chief minister K Palaniswami has announced a relief of Rs 20 lakh to the family of the slain soldier, K. Pazhani of Kadukkalur village in Ramanathapuram district. He also said that one of the family members would be given a government job.

His village in southern Tamil Nadu was flood in gloom as news of Pazhani’s death heard. Family sources told PTI that Pazhani served the Army as a Havildar and had joined the armed forces at the young age of 18.


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