Missing officer of Naval mishap Shishir Kumar Yadavannavar shows his bravery


Lt Commander. Shishir Kumar Yadavannavar(32) a resident of RC Nagar Belagavi/Belgaum went missing and was on board the sunken TRV(Thursday) and who is still missing, had offered his life vest to an NSTL scientist as part of his duty as a defence personnel: civilians first. The Torpedo Recovery Vehicle (TRV) sank 35 nautical miles off the Vizag coast, was carrying scientists and technical officers of the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory.

Image courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
Image courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

The Deccan Chronicle in a reports, Weapon’s officer of the National Armament Inspection Office of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) attached to NSTL, Lt Commander Y. Shishir Kumar, 32, who was on board the sunken TRV and who is still missing, had offered his life vest to an NSTL scientist as part of his duty as a defence personnel: civilians first. He was deployed by ENC to inspect the testing of torpedoes developed by NSTL.

Shishir studied in Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2 camp and did his engineering in Gogte Institute of Technology.

This act of bravery by the officer makes each Indian Proud as he had offered his vest to one of the NSTL staff as he knows that as a defence personnel, it should be ‘civilians first’.
His Father Shivarudrappa Yadavappa Yadannavar (75) retired Havaldar from the Army Medical corps could not make it to Vizag even when he wanted to due to his health. Ningakka (65)mother and elder son, Sharad,are in Vizag  with Shishir’s wife, Rohini, and two-year-old son, Pratyush.


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  1. I with my all teachers and students praying day and night for your safe return. I am proud that you are my student. You are very brave and God is very kind you will come back soon.

    • He is such a wonderful nd joyful person I have ever met in my life, I hv got this news very late nd also can’t believe on it, im praying 2 god for his safe life becoz our country need such kind of brave nd honest soldier. I salute u shishir.

  2. My heart is literally bleeding when I read this NEWS. He is my close friend. We both played, lived, spent much of our childhood days. I pray god for his safe return. He is a tough guy and a brave personality, I wish he returns back clearing all the hurdles.
    God please save him..

    • Sanjeev, I really feel proud of him. Eyes fill with tear when think of him. Hope God helps meet him with us soon.

  3. A big salute to brace soldier Shishir Kumar ! We should all be proud of him. Lets all of us pray for his safe return.


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