Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli and More Post Tributes to Martys of 1999 Kargil War

Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli and More Post Tributes to Martys of 1999 Kargil War

Akshay Kumar was the first to share a video of a soldier singing a song from his movie Kesari and saluting the deceased. Following suit was cricketer Virat Kohli. Read on to find out all the celebrities that paid homage to the martyrs who gave up their lives fighting for their motherland.
Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli and More Post Tributes to Martys of 1999 Kargil War
Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, and Virat Kohli

The Kargil war has been written down as one of India’s biggest combats with Pakistan. While police personnel from both sides gave their lives fighting for their countries, India turned out victorious in the historic event. As the 1999 event marked 20 years on Friday, Bollywood stars came forward to pay tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for their motherland. Paying homage to the heroes, Akshay Kumar was the first to share a video of a soldier singing a song from his movie Kesari and saluting the deceased.

Following suit was cricketer Virat Kohli. Taking to social media, he wrote, “We will never forget all the sacrifices you made for us. Respect, Love, Salute.”

Amitabh Bachchan also shared his feelings on the same in a series of Twitter uploads. In a rather emotional series of posts, the Paa actor expressed great pride in his country and its armed forces. He wrote, “We salute you for your sacrifice and your determined fight to protect us all and our country.”

Known to be a patriot, Preity Zinta penned, “I will never forget the valour & sacrifice of our Indian Army. We are indebted for the courage shown by them and their families.”

Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is gearing up to play a lead role in Shershaah based on Vikram Batra’s life also shared a video as a tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil War. Sidharth wrote, “Salute to our brave hearted soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the honour, integrity and people of India. I feel privileged to be portraying one such character in #Shershaah.”

On the other hand, Ajay Devgn also took to Twitter to express his feelings. He wrote, “On the 20th anniversary of #KargilVijayDiwas, let's honour the valour of our jawaans (martyrs) who kept the nation's pride untouched. Immense tribute to the martyrs and their families for keeping us safe always #IndianArmy #IndianAirForce.”

The official death toll on the Indian side in the Kargil war was 527. There were eight Pakistani soldiers who were captured during the bloodshed and were sent back on August 13, 1999. Here are what other celebrities shared in tribute:

Farhan Akhtar:

Raveena Tandon:

Athiya Shetty:

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