Armed Forces Heroes

Major Rama Raghoba Rane - Param Vir Chakra Awardee (Number 3)

The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest military decoration for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy.

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In the 1980s, Doordarshan commissioned Chetan Anand, a well-known film director, to produce TV episodes (in Hindi) on Param Vir Chakra awardees. The episode on Major Rane is available here.

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Naik Jadunath Singh – Param Vir Chakra Awardee (Number 2)

Editor's note: The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest military decoration for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy.

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Major Somnath Sharma – First Param Vir Chakra Awardee

Editor's note: The Param Vir Chakra is India's highest military decoration for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy.

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Brigadier Raghubir Singh – Maha Vir Chakra

Divij Sharma studied at Mayo College, Ajmer, St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and got his MBA from MICA, Ahmedabad. After working as an Investment Banker with a leading Indian International Bank  headquartered in Mumbai, he returned to Jaipur, Rajasthan, his home town. He is now an active part of Rajasthan's oldest daily newspaper,  Rashtradoot, which has become the first Hindi-English newspaper in the world. This trend setting initiative has made Rashtradoot the first brand from Rajasthan to be nominated at the prestigious ABBY Award 2016. Also, Rashtradoot was also the only Newspaper to be a finalist in the category "Brand Innovation" from North India for this endeavour.

Editor's note: The Maha Vir Chakra is the second highest military decoration in India, after the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy.
This is an adapted version of a story that appeared in Rashtradoot, a Rajasthan newspaper, and is reproduced with permission. The story has been facilitated by Sangram Singh, son of Raghubir Singh, and Subhash Mathur, both of whom were students of St. Xavier's school, Jaipur.
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Colonel Nawal Singh Rajawat – Vir Chakra

Editor's note: Colonel Rajawat, who lives in Jaipur, is one of the strong and silent men of the Indian Army. This story has been compiled by Subhash Mathur, who lives in Jaipur. We welcome additional materials about Colonel Rajawat - pre-Army, in-Army, and post-Army times - from relatives, friends, colleagues and other people who know him. We also welcome similar materials - for separate stories - about other heroes and martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces, provided the time of the event was at least 30 years ago. Our contact is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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