🔷 Colonel Viplav Tripathi (41), Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, Wife Anuja (36), Son Abir (6) died in Manipur Terror Attack.
🔷 Viplav was Odia, but they have been based in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh since his Grandfather’s days. They had roots in Western Odisha. They used to speak Sambalpuri at home.
🔷 His Grandfather Kishori Mohan Tripathi was a Member of the Constituent Assembly.
🔷 Viplav’s father Subhash Tripathi (76) is a Senior Journalist and Mother Asha Tripathi is a Retired Librarian.
🔷 Viplav’s brother Anay Tripathi is also a Lt. Colonel in the Army.
🔷 Born on May 30, 1980, Viplav went to the Sainik School Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) after passing class V at a school in Raigarh town.
🔷 He joined the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla and then joined the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.
🔷 In 2001, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Kumaon Regiment in Ranikhet. He later passed a command course from the Defence Service Staff College (DSSC) Wellington.