Widow Of Martyred Solider Clears Army Exam, To Join Services After 49-Week Training
Army Major Prasad Ganesh Mahadik was killed in a fire accident near India-China border in 2017. Now, two years later, his widow, Gauri Prasad Mahadik is joining the Indian Army to keep the legacy on.
Gauri Prasad Mahadik cleared her Services Selection Board examinations in the ‘widow’ category in her second attempt and will join as a lieutenant after she completes her 49-week training in the academy in Chennai which will start this April.
“I will be commissioned as a lieutenant in the non-technical category for war widows,” she said, reported Hindustan Times.
We became friends on 22nd February, 2014, 5 years back and on this same day 5 years now, you gave me your presenceAND…
The Legacy continues
With 16 candidates appearing for the Service Selection Board (SSB) examinations at Bhopal between November 30 and December 4, 2018, Gauri topped the exam. Posting her joy of joining the army on Facebook, Gauri said, “We became friends on 22nd February 2014, 5 years back and on this same day 5 years now, you gave me your presence…It feels so proud to be called as Wife of Major Prasad Ganesh Mahadik from 7 Bihar.”
“Now in March 2020 I will be called as Lieutenant Gauri Prasad Mahadik wearing the uniform and stars of my husband which are billion times shining than real stars,” she further wrote in her Facebook post.
She says that it is a happy coincidence as during her interview she got the same chest number as her husband’s- 28. Gauri is a qualified company secretary and a lawyer. She got married to Major Prasad in 2015. She quit her law firm in Worli after her husband was martyred. She started preparing herself for the examination.
Hindustan Times further quotes Gauri as saying “Prasad had joined the Indian Army in March 2012, after training at the OTA in Chennai. He was one of the finest officers posted in the 7th battalion of the Bihar Regiment,” said Gauri. His is remembered for being a dedicated officer, with a penchant for music and sports.