Written byAakanksha Raghuvanshi
A baby born yesterday evening, when IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was about to be released by Pakistan, was named after him by a family in Rajasthan's Alwar district.
"My daughter-in-law delivered baby boy last evening and we named him Abhinandan in honor of the IAF pilot," said Janesh Bhutani, grandfather of the child told reporters in Jaipur.
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"We're proud of the pilot and therefore we named the baby Abhinandan," said Bhutani.
The family lives in Kishangarh bas in Alwar.
Bhutani said that all family members, including his daughter-in-law, were watching the news channel to keep up with the developments happening related to the wing commander and it was then that the daughter-in-law went into labor, and was rushed to a hospital.
"By naming my son as Abhinandan, we'll keep him reminding about the valor of the pilot. I would like him to become a brave soldier like him when he grows up," Sapna Devi, mother of the newborn, said.
Varthaman was captured by Pakistan after his MiG-21 Bison fighter plane crashed on the other side of LoC while on a mission on Wednesday.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned India late evening yesterday. His return was delayed due to the heavily edited video, which Pakistan released just an hour before he crossed the border. He has been hailed as a hero for his grit and courage in Pakistan's custody.
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