Wife Of Major Prasad Mahadik Cleared SSB Interview, Will Join Officers Training Academy Chennai

Gauri Mahadik who lost her husband- Army Major Prasad Mahadik in a fire at his shelter in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, in Dec 2017, will join the OTA Chennai April 2019 SSC Non tech course and will be commissioned in the Indian Army next year. She will undergo training at Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai where her husband was trained as well. Gauri Mahadik: 10 days after his demise, I was thinking about what should I do now. I decided that I’ve to do something for him & that I’ll join the forces & wear his uniform & his stars. I will join Army next year as a lieutenant after hardcore training at OTA in Chennai.

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During 2017, Major Prasad Mahadik’s unit was deployed in Tawang valley, which is located about 35 Km from the  Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. He was stationed at forwarding post along the border at a height above 15,000 ft from mean sea level where the temperature falls as low as  -15 degrees. On December 30th, 2017, around 6.30 AM a fire broke out in the barrack where Major Prasad lived and soon engulfed a major part of the building.

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A rescue operation was launched by the unit but it failed to contain the fire in time. Major Prasad Mahadik got trapped badly and got severe burn injuries before he could be rescued. He later succumbed to his severe burn injuries and a committed soldier was lost in the horrific accident. Major Prasad Mahadik was a fine officer and a true soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation. Major Prasad Mahadik is survived by his wife Gauri, father Ganesh and mother Sharda.

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