He came from a nair family residing in Bangalore. He made up his mind when he was eight in class 3 that he wanted to join the army. When he was older, he served two tenures with his battalion in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations, before becoming part of the NSG.He became the National Security Guard (NSG) commando in january 2007.. He was among the deployed soldiers to clear Hotle Taj of the terrorists.In a fierce encounter with the terrorists, the brave major UnniKrishnan lost his life. He died on 26 november, 2008.He was a brave soldier who contributed his life in saving others.