The govt will also give a job to his wife and bear the educational expenses of his daughter.

Kerala govt announces Rs 50 lakh compensation to Lt Col Niranjans familyNiranjan with his wife and daughter
news Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 15:25

The Kerala government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the family of Lt Col EK Niranjan of the NSG who was martyred in a bomb-defusing operation in Pathankot last week.

The announcement was made by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy after a cabinet meeting in Thiruvananthapuram. 

Apart from the financial aid, the government will also give a job to his wife Dr Radhika and bear the expenses for the education of his daughter, Manorama Online reported. 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday had also announced a Rs 30 lakh recompense for Niranjan's family. 

Lt Col EK Niranjan, a National Security Guard (NSG) commando, died in action in a mopping-up and render-safe procedure at the Pathankot air force base, when a blast riddled him with shrapnel.

He was among the seven Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Pathankot terror attack, which began on Saturday at 3:30 am.

The 32-year-old officer headed the National Security Guard's elite bomb disposal squad. He was on deputation with NSG from the Jharkhand Regiment for the last one and half years. 

His body was brought to his house in Bengaluru and taken to the BEL grounds for people to pay their last respects.  

Though Niranjan was born and brought up in Bengaluru, he is a native of Palakkad, where his last rites were conducted on Tuesday. 

The labour department in Kerala has renamed the industrial training institute (ITI) in Niranjan's hometown in his honour, as Lt. Col. Niranjan Memorial Government ITI, the Manorama Online adds. 

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