Remembering Major Somnath Sharma

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2023-01-31,10:38:26 news

Major Somnath Sharma Birth Anniversary

India is observing the 100th birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma on 31 January. He was born in 1923 in a military family.

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First Recipient of India’s highest gallantry award

He was given the Param Vir Chakra posthumously in November 1950 for sacrifycing his life while evicting Pakistani raiders from Srinagar airport in November 1947.

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How Major Somnath Sharma was Killed?

In November 1947, while Pakistani invaders were being driven out of Srinagar airport, the young officer was killed while leading his soldiers on a combat patrol to Budgam hamlet in Kashmir.

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His Last Message.....

'The enemy is only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to the last man and the last round.'

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Contribution to Arakan campaign

He fought against Japanese forces in the Arakan Campaign during World War II in Burma.


His Momumental Contribution for India

Somnath Sharma prevented the fall of Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley to Pakistan.

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