Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2016-01-09 17:11 Palakkad: While the whole nation salutes the supreme sacrifice of Pathankot martyr Niranjan Kumar, a childhood photo of the brave soldier where he is seen posing the camera with an innocent salute has started to go viral on social media leaving many teary-eyed. The family’s album of photographs of Niranjan Kumar's childhood is preserved in his ancestral home at Elambulassery in Kerala’s Palakkad. And one photo stands out, of little Niranjan giving a smart Army salute. Niranjan's paternal uncle Harikrishnan said the photo was taken during a school vacation when all family members had a gettogether. He recalls that even as a child, Niranjan was deeply interested in joining the army. And that desire made him to join National Cadet Corps (NCC) during his college days. Some are destined for the life of a hero at birth. The photo tells us Niranjan was one of them.