Veer Jawan Colonel Viplav Tripathi had Odia Roots

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πŸ”· Colonel Viplav Tripathi (41), Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, Wife Anuja (36), Son Abir (6) died in Manipur Terror Attack.

πŸ”· 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.

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πŸ”· His Grandfather Kishori Mohan Tripathi was a Member of the Constituent Assembly.

πŸ”· Viplav’s father Subhash Tripathi (76) is a Senior Journalist and Mother Asha Tripathi is a Retired Librarian.

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πŸ”· Viplav’s brother Anay Tripathi is also a Lt. Colonel in the Army.

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πŸ”· Born on May 30, 1980, Viplav went to the Sainik School Rewa (Madhya Pradesh) after passing class V at a school in Raigarh town.

πŸ”· He joined the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla and then joined the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.

πŸ”· 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.

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