Who was Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan? Know the real story of Adivi Sesh's Major movie

written by Rajan Nath | June 03, 2022

Adivi Sesh's Major movie real story: Who was late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan? Everybody wants to know about the unsung hero ever since the Adivi Sesh-starrer was released in the theatres.

Adivi Sesh-starrer 'Major' is one of the most anticipated films as it is based on the real story of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan.

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Major Movie Real Story:

The film 'Major', featuring Adivi Sesh, is based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who fought against militants during the 2008 attacks at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India. The Major was killed during the action.

The film portrays the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan from his childhood to the commanding officer of Operation Black Tornado. It also depicts the risk taken by Sandeep Unnikrishnan among the other Indian soldiers to save the lives of numerous hostages in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, during the Mumbai attacks.

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Who was late Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan?

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was born on March 15, 1977. He was an officer in the Indian Army serving in the elite 51 Special Action Group of the National Security Guards.

Major Sandeep died in action during the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Besides, he was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry award, posthumously on January 26, 2009, by then President Pratibha Patil.

Who was Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan? Know the real story of Adivi Sesh's Major movie Image Source: Twitter

At his funeral, the people chanted "Sandeep Unnikrishnan Amar Rahe". Thousands of people gathered outside his Bangalore house to pay their respects while his cremation was held with the full military honours.

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