Service No : IC59061
Service : Army
Last Rank : Captain
Unit : 1/4 GR
Arm/Regt : 4 Gorkha Rifles
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Awards : SM
Martyrdom : 2002
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Lt Col Mayur Ambastha (Retd)2022at7:44 am
Capt Anirban was my coursemate and great friend. We were together in H sqn NDA for 3 years and then together in Keren company IMA for 1 year. He was 95 course NDA and 105 Regular course IMA.
He was son of an army officer from 1/4 GR. His father preferred that he should join Indian Navy but son would not have any of that and was hell-bent on joining father’s paltan which he did.
He was an accomplished rider and polo player. He excelled in academics too in NDA. In his 6th term he was appointed the Battalion Cadet Captain.
He was known for his radical and brutally forthright approach. High morale and a very heightened sense of cameraderie was his trademark. He was a complete soldier and would not accept anything less from his juniors. He would rarely accept low standrads. We used to needle him and call him a Josh Box, hyper, psycho etc but in our hearts we knew that he was destined to excel in his career. BANDO as he was addressed by his peers died fighting a group of terrorists in jungles of kupwara. That was the way he would have liked to go.
I could go on and on about him and still not describe him completely.