Behind every soldier is a group of silent soldiers who silently sign a pact to dedicate their whole life to the country. These silent soldiers are the family of every defense personnel – parents, siblings, children, and most importantly, their wives or girlfriends.
The life of these silent soldiers is never easy. While the whole country mourns losing a soldier, it is these silent soldiers, who are left broken with a lifetime of pain, sorrow, and grief. One such family is that of Captain Thapa.
On 30th August, a young Captain Dixant Thapa died in Ladakh in an unfortunate accident while on duty. Captain Dixant Thapa lost his life when a loaded infantry combat vehicle toppled over him.
It is heartbreaking how his loved ones had to bear the pain of his loss.
Recently, Captain Thapa’s long time girlfriend Tabbu shared a heart-touching post. This post not only captures her adorable journey with Dixant but also the pain of losing him.
In this beautiful post, she talked about how they met through Facebook in 2012. They were in their early teens and never looked back afterward. Talking about how they shared everything about their lives with each other, she mentioned:
All of it comes back to square one. Dixant Thapa. My Dixu. He’s gone and travelled to a better place now but will always be in my heart forever. And now when I look back, I just get dazzled to think that how did I get so damn lucky! Where in the world did I find a man so perfect, so charming, and yet have him loving me!
I met him first on facebook in 2012 when we were freshly arrivals of teenage! I was a freckled, shy girl and he was a dark kid who loved music. We talked and talked till suddenly it was 2014 and our hormones kicked in and the man finally asked me out to which I obviously said yes! (Because, hormones okay? )
I still remember when I first met you in Dharamshala at a fair where he was pretending to be this cool kid and I was being awkward self. We were yummy! You always told me how much you wanted to join the defense and how you’ll go to any lengths for it! I was mesmerized by him.
We went to the same college! He was in the band, the drummer you see! My heart used to skip a beat every time I attended his shows. Oh! And once he even dedicated this song for me”choo lo” By the Local Train. Hah! How will I ever listen to this song again! You have given so much of yourself to me that it’s hard to let go now.
It’s hard to imagine a life where you won’t be singing to me every night on video call, where you won’t be recording me unnecessarily and posting my pictures all the time like I am your god damn trophy! When I look back from my childhood to teenage years till adulthood, you’re there in every phase, in every memory.
How can I not think about you all the time? So many plans, so many wishes, so much love and yet its all dust now like it was never there! I don’t know what happens to souls once they are gone but if by any chance, even a fraction of it, there is a way to fall in love with you again, to meet you again through facebook and walk alongside you in a fair and sleep to your voice on call, I promise I’ll do it all over again..
For you my love, forever in my heart.. Khada hun aaj bhi wahi… Ki tera intezaar hai…
This heart-touching post captures the Tabbu’ pain & love for Captain Thapa so beautifully. It breaks our hearts to see how Tabbu would give anything to back in time to meet him again.
We are in awe of Tabbu’s courage as she has to bear the pain of losing her loved one in the line of duty. We pray for strength for her and the rest of Captain Thapa’s family so that they can bear this pain.