Punjab

TRIBUTES PAID TO 1965 INDO-PAK WAR HERO

September 23, 2021 08:46 PM

Abohar (Face2News)

Youth Congress and other organisations offered floral tributes on Thursday at the Major Surinder Prasad memorial. 

Wife of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Lalita Shastri, inaugurated the memorial here in 1967. It was sometime back renovated by the Engineers Association. 

Surinder Prasad was the only son of former MLA and veteran Gandhian freedom fighter Master Teg Ram. 

Alumnus of the local Municipal Board High School and DAV College, Jalandhar, Surinder Prasad was commissioned into 19 Maratha Light Infantry on December 17, 1961. 

In the 1965 Indo-Pak War, his battalion was given the responsibility of recapturing Thatti Jaimal village in the Khemkaran sector. As a company commander he succumbed to injuries sustained due to heavy shelling by the enemy. He was awarded Vir Chakra posthumously.

 
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