Rabbi Zalmanov died while Nino was included in the covenant of our ancestor Abraham. At the Simchat HaBrit, the son of the deceased, the Rebbe of Opal, and the Rebbe of Amshinov participated.
The Admors discussed during the covenant how to call the newborn, and in the end decided to call the baby only Israel without the name Joseph, since the covenant was even before the funeral procession.
The deceased, in his youth, received a special rapprochement from the Rebbe of Lubavitch, who even wrote him a rare congratulatory letter for his 9th birthday. He even got to be the ‘son’ who asked the difficulties on Seder night.