The 37-year-old Army jawan, who attained martyrdom in Galwan Valley on the India-China border, was cremated with full military honours yesterday morning at his native place in Malegaon taluka.
The army offered a military honour to the martyr by firing rounds in air and sounding of the bigules.
Sachin Vikram More, an Indian Army soldier from Sakuri Zaap in Malegaon taluka of Nashik district had attained martyrdom while on duty on the Chinese border in Galwan Valley on Wednesday night.
His mortal remains were brought from the Valley to Pune airport last night from where they were taken by the Army officers in an Army vehicle by road to Nashik (Malegaon), his native place, where they were consigned to flames with full military honours.
Several government officials and villagers in large numbers bid adieu to the martyr solider with tearful eyes.
Guardian minister Chhagan Bhujbal, agriculture minister Dada Bhuse, MPs Subhash Bhamare, Bharati Pawar, MLA Suhas Kande, Sameer Bhujbal, Pankaj Bhujbal, former MLC Jaywant Jadhav, district collector Suraj Mandhare and additional district collector (Malegaon) Dhananjay Nikam were present.
The martyred soldier is survived by mother and father, wife Sarika, two daughters and a six-month-old son.
The Indian Army jawan had lost his life while trying to save his colleagues who had fallen into a river along the India-China border in the Galwan Valley.
Sachin More has been serving in the Indian Army in engineering regiment since 2003 and was posted on India-China border a year ago. The Galwan valley was the scene of a fierce clash between Indian and Chinese troops on June 15.