The Hush Post|04:32| 1-min-read
The Himachali CRPF jawan, Tilak Raj, who is among the 43 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack in J&K on Thursday was a folk singer. He used to record atleast one song whenever he was home on holiday. His famous pahari songs were Sidhu sharabi, meri pyari monika, Neelam gaddan. He would record his songs and shoot videos in his own village and nearby places. He was very fond of kabaddi and would hold kabaddi championships when home. He belonged to the Gaddi community and was from Theva village, nana panchayat, Jawali in Kangra district.
Earlier, he lived in shahpur dharkandi in Batuni village. He had recently shifted to his newly constructed house in Theva village in Jawali.
He had just gone back after leave to join his battalion on February 11. He had come home for his wife’s delivery who delivered a baby boy just 15 days ago. He also has a three year old son.
Tilak Raj was born on May 2, 1988. In 2007, he had joined the paramilitary force CRPF. His father is a farmer and his elder brother does a private job.