Bipin rawat plane crash: the country’s first chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat has died in the Indian Air Force’s plane crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. 13 others have also died in the incident, including CDs Rawat’s wife Madhulika Rawat. PM Modi, JP Nadda, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed grief over the incident. Not only the leaders but also the celebs from the film industry have expressed their condolences over Bipin Rawat’s departure. South superstar Chinnari is deeply shocked by Bipin Rawat’s death.
Telugu film star Chiranjeevi lamented the death of General Rawat in the IAF Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash on his Twitter handle and wrote: ‘My Heart has been deeply hurt for the families of our greatest military officer and first chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife…and 11 others who lost their lives in the shocking and tragic helicopter crash… this is a great loss for the whole country..My deepest condolences to all.’
With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 8, 2021
Other South Indian actors like actress Manju Warrior also expressed their condolences. Malayalam actress Manju Warrior wrote on her Twitter: ‘it has been stunned and deeply saddened to hear about the plane crash that killed General Bipin Rawat and 12 others. It really is an irreparable loss to our country and society. RIP #Bipinrawath.’
Shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the copter crash that killed General Bipin Rawat and 12 others. It is indeed an irreplaceable loss to our country and society at large.
RIP #Bipinrawath pic.twitter.com/QCUFWDQg6g
— Manju Warrier (@ManjuWarrier4) December 8, 2021
तमिलनाडु के मुख्यमंत्री एमके स्टालिन ने भी नीलगिरी जिले के मद्रास रेजिमेंटल सेंटर में कुन्नूर हेलिकॉप्टर दुर्घटना में शहीद हुए सीडीएस बिपिन रावत और अन्य लोगों को पुष्पांजलि अर्पित की है.
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin pays floral tribute to CDS Bipin Rawat and others who died in the Coonoor chopper crash, at Madras Regimental Centre in Nilgiris district pic.twitter.com/1b9vB0yOct
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2021
According to the information, all contacts with the helicopter were lost just before the accident between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu. 63-year-old Rawat was on a Wellington Staff College (Nilgiris Hills) tour to lecture at 2:45 pm with his wife and his staff. In the accident, group captain Varun Singh is still alive, who is fighting a war between life and death at the military hospital.