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B Santosh Babu


Rank: Colonel
Regiment: 16 Bihar

Santosh Babu, 37, was the Commanding Officer (CO) of the Indian Army's 16 Bihar regiment. A resident of Suryapet in Telangana, he was commissioned in the 16 Bihar regiment in 2004 and was promoted to the rank of Colonel in December 2019.

He is survived by his parents, wife and two children. When Babu spoke to his wife last, he told her that he will be busy for some days and asked her to be strong & brave.

Even though he had been transferred to Hyderabad, he couldn't join his family due to the nationwide lockdown. In a WhatsApp audio message, he promised his four-year-old son that he will bring him chocolates and lollipops when he returns home.

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