Back in 2019 on this day, India suffered a major loss when a CRPF convoy was attacked in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. It killed 40 soldiers on the spot and the incident shook the people of the country to the core. Today it will be two years since this attack took place and people all around India are remembering the Pulwama attack martyrs and paying their due. Joining the bandwagon, we saw many Bollywood celebrities also pay homage to the brave hearts who lost their lives after terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad's attack. Pulwama Attack: Gloom, Anger Across India as Country Bids Teary Adieu to CRPF Martyrs.

Akshay Kumar, Kartik Aaryan, Rajkummar Rao, Raveena Tandon were amongst the many stars who took to social media to remember our soldiers. Sharing a picture of the martyrs, Akshay wrote in his tweet that India we will always remain indebted for their supreme sacrifice. Kartik also shared the same picture and paid his due respect to the martyrs. Raveena, Rajkummar also wrote strong messages, remembering the brave souls. Suniel Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra, Madhur Bhandarkar also paid their tributes to the Indian soldiers.

Akshay Kumar

Kartik Aaryan

Raveena Tandon

Rajkummar Rao

Suniel Shetty

Sidharth Malhotra

Riteish Deshmukh

Madhur Bhandarkar

For the uninitiated, a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus during the attack. The convoy had 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid homage to CRPF personnel and said, "No Indian can forget this day. Two years ago, the Pulwama attack happened. We pay homage to all martyrs we lost in that attack. We are proud of our security forces. Their bravery will continue to inspire generations." The Prime Minister was speaking after inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of several key projects in Chennai. Pulwama Attack: 2-Minute Silence Observed for CRPF Martyrs in Odisha Schools.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also paid tribute on social media. "Tribute to the brave soldiers, who died in the Pulwama terror attack. A tribute to their families as the country owes you," the Congress leader tweeted. Senior BJP leaders, including BJP national president JP Nadda, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid tribute to the soldiers.

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