Celebrity sailor Commander Abhilash Tomy, who was hailed for his bravery for surviving after being severely injured during the arduous Golden Globe navigation race in 2018, has retired from Indian Naval service. “Added a final suffix with the noon gun today. Retired. Much gratitude to everyone who voyaged along,” Tomy tweeted on Sunday evening announcing his retirement from service.
Navy sources said he applied for premature retirement from service.
He was posted in Goa.
In 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind had conferred the Nao Sena Medal on Commander Tomy, who had participated in the Golden Globe navigation race in 2018, but was injured after his sailing vessel was battered by violent winds and waves in the high seas.
Tomy said he took early retirement from service to participate in the Golden Globe Race in 2022.