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| The News Minute | November 22, 2014 | 02:22 pm IST Sniffer dog Prince, one of the heroes of the 26/11 attack on Mumbai, passed away on Friday owing to heart and kidney ailments. Responsible for detecting four live bombs and 17 hand grenades, his handlers knew him as a playful and aggressive dog. He breathed his last at the Parel’s Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Animal Hospital, and was given a 21 gun salute at 2:30 p.m. yesterday.Close to 25 personnel from the Mumbai Police Bomb Detection unit and the Disposal squad (BDDS) were present to pay respects to a canine they have very fond memories of. “I picked him up the first time when he was barely three-months old, and I today picked him up to bury him,” constable Mahendra Kasekar of the BDDS told the Indian Express. He also added that during the last few weeks, Prince couldn’t eat much and didn’t consume his calcium medication either. “He was in severe pain”, says Kasekar.  The canine, who had been handled by Kasekar and his partner constable Kishor Nawar for the past ten years, had even played his part in the 2006 serial blast, when he found a bomb in an ice-cream van. Read more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/sniffer-dog-prince-the-he...

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