Birth Place : Udaipur, Rajasthan
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Unit: INAS 310
Date of Martyrdom: March 24, 2015
Lt Abhinav Nagori from Udaipur was the first in his family to join the Navy. Lt Nagori was commissioned in the Navy on July 25, 2012 after having spent six months in INA and completing a year of pilot training in the Air Force Academy. He had stints at the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala (INA) in Kerala, Air Force Station (AFS), Yelahanka in Karnataka and Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal near Hyderabad.
Lt Nagori did his engineering from SJB Institute of Technology in Bengaluru and passed out in 2008. After completion of engineering in electronics, he received many job offers but he dropped all of them and opted to join the Navy, his first love.
Lt Abhinav was an avid swimmer and a nature lover, so much so that he used to treat the plants as his kids. Abhinav was also fond of cooking since his childhood. Along with swimming, cycling, and cooking, Abhinav loved music too and had a violin which he learned through the internet and played musical notes in the house.
Lt Nagori was the co-pilot of the ill-fated Navy Dornier that crashed around 20 nautical miles southwest of Goa. He along with Lt Shekhawat, an observer, died in the crash, while the pilot Commander Nikhil Joshi miraculously survived the crash rescued by a fisherman, who spotted his unconscious body drifting away in the sea.
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