Editor's note: This is an effort to remember the crew members of the INS Khukri. On 9 December 1971, the INS Khukri sank after it was torpedoed by a Pakistani submarine. The names of the 176 sailors and 18 officers who died are recorded below; there were 67 survivors.
This page is for Mukadavil Ommen Ommen.
From http://twdi.in/node/2948 The War Decorated India Trust
Birth: 01 Jul 1925
Died: 09 Dec 1971
Citation for award of Vir Chakra
Commander Ommen Mukadavil Ommen was engineer officer of the INS Khukri, which sank in the Arabian Sea. On 9 December 1971, while carrying out an anti submarine hunt, the Khukri was hit by a torpedo. On realising the danger to his men, Commander Ommen went below to get his men to safety. In the meantime, the ship was hit by another torpedo. Despite the fact that the chances of his survival were getting lass every second, he continued to help his men to safety and in so doing made the supreme sacrifice.
Throughout, Commander Mukadavil Ommen displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.
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