Group Captain Varun Singh, lone survivor of Rawat chopper crash dies in hospital

Group Captain Singh was being treated for severe burns at a Bengaluru military hospital after he was moved from Wellington in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor

PM Modi offered his condolence towards captain's family and friends and said his rich service to the nation will never be forgotten

In August, the Air Force officer was awarded Shaurya Chakra for his bravery in handling his aircraft when it suffered a snag during a mission last year

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A letter written by Group Captain Singh to his school after obtaining the Shaurya Chakra recently went viral.

He wrote "It is ok to be mediocre. Not everyone will excel at school and not everyone will be able to score in the 90s"

Captain wrote that he was an average student and barely scored first division in class 12, but had a passion for aeroplanes and aviation

Singh told students to pursue their passion and “It could be art, music, graphic design. literature etc

He also said "Whatever you work towards, be dedicated, do your best. Never go to bed thinking I could have put in more effort,"