29 Nov 2008, 0028 hrs IST
Bangalore : Maj. Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who laid down his life fighting terrorists at the Nariman House, spent 14 years of his life at the Frank Anthony Public School
. A popular figure among his contemporaries, Major Unnikrishnan had only one mission in his life -- to join the Army. According to principal C Browne, who also taught the Armyman math and physics in Class 10, Maj. Unnikrishnan was an outstanding student. "He finished ISC Science from here, way back in 1995. Besides this, he was also a fantastic athlete. Most of his athletic records remained unbroken for many years," reminisces Browne. The principal, who has taught at FAPS for the past 30 years, said he remembered Major Sandeep as a tall, slim boy with the most genial personality. "He was the house captain and loved by all. Ever since he was a boy, he wanted to join the Army. He even wore his hair like the commandos," added Browne. Besides displaying traits of courage and valour, Maj. Unnikrishnan also had a soft side to him. According to Browne, he also sang in the school choir for many years. "I remember him as a happy-go-lucky kid. As a school, we plan to honour him by holding a memorial assembly service along with a few of his classmates," .