Service No : IC - 54362

Date of Birth : 24 Oct 1973

Place of Birth: Kozhikode, Kerala

Service: Army

Last Rank: Captain

Unit: 141 Field Regiment

Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery

Awards: Sena medal

Operation : Op Vijay (Kargil)

Date of Martyrdom: 2 Jun 1999

Capt Pannikot Vishwanath Vikram SM

Captain PV Vikram was born in a military family to Lt Col PKPV Panicker and Kalyani Panicker at Manari House  Panniyankara, Kallai in Kozhikode district of Kerala on 24th Oct 1973. He joined 1st Std in KV No.1, Kozhikode in 1979 and was later shifted to KV Talbahat in UP due to his father’s transfer to that station from the field area. He continued his studies in KV No.1 Srinagar in VII and VIII class and then went on to do his class IX & X in KV Aurangabad Maharastra. He again joined KV No.1 Kozhikode in the XI Std and then shifted to KV Faridkot Punjab from where completed his XII Std. He joined NSS College, Ottapalam, Kerala and graduated in B Sc Computer Science in the year 1994.

 

Captain Vikram had set his sights on the army since his school days. He was an active member of NCC and passed `C’ Certificate of NCC. He joined Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and passed out on 8th Jun 1996, in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He got commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery to the Madhya Pradesh-based 141 Field Regiment. Incidentally, his father, Lt Col Panickar too had served in the same regiment and it was indeed a rare honour for Captain Vikram to serve in his father’s regiment.

 

Kargil Operation: 02 June 1999

 

During 1999, Captain PV Vikram’s unit 141 Field Regiment was deployed in the Kaksar sector of Kargil. On 02 June 1999, Capt Vikram was on duty at a forward post located at 17,500 feet in Kaksar. He was performing the assignment of forwarding observation officer in direct support of 4th battalion of the Jat Regiment in Kargil sector in Operation Vijay. The 4 Jat Battalion was assaulting the Pakistani Bunkers along with Capt Vikram leading through the fire barrage.

 

During this fierce exchange of fire which continued for several hours, a mortar shell fell very near to Capt Vikram when he was directing the artillery fire on to the enemy positions. Capt Vikram got injured severely and later succumbed to his injuries. Capt Vikram was a valiant and committed soldier who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation. Capt Vikram was given the gallantry award ” Sena Medal” for his courage, indomitable spirit and sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

 

Capt PV Vikram is survived by his father an Army veteran Lt Col PKPV Panicker, mother Mrs Kalyani Panicker and younger brother, P V Keshav.

A Father’s tribute:

In a family where military tradition runs in the blood there were no ostentatious signs of grief. Lt Colonel Panicker, who worked in Bangalore, reached Kozhikode on learning about the death of his eldest son. To the hundreds who gathered at his home to offer condolences, he voiced the same matter-of-fact refrain, “A soldier should always be prepared to die in the battlefield. I participated in two wars against Pakistan, but I could not sacrifice my life for the country. He has sacrificed his life for the nation. I have no regrets. My son has accomplished what I could not. I am really proud of him”. He spoke with grace and dignity, like a true army man and proud of the achievements of his son.

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22 Comments
  • Shobhan Sahdev

    2019at8:36 am Reply

    Thankyou Vikram. This country will never forget you. I met you at KV, Faridkot. Ever smiling, PV Vikram, Salute your supreme sacrifice.

  • Psak

    2019at11:05 pm Reply

    Salute to brave national hero

    • Muhammed Anfal m

      2019at1:45 am

      Proud of you p.v vikram
      You will be the most missing in india! Jaihind‍✈️

  • jessy

    2019at11:57 pm Reply

    .. ….. have written many many times but its only the god almighty who knows why i just couldn’t get to you . .. ….long to lend an ear for once again as we did during our first and last journey together . . pains to have not been able to meet you for just once again and I don’t know why i do so now. .. may be because I see am protected and that i know your here close by me

    • Biju Nair

      2020at10:02 pm

      Salute to the Brave Hero

  • Maj Sharat Chandra Singh

    2019at6:35 am Reply

    We stand indebted to you dear ! What you did and sacrificed your life upholds the great tradition of Indian army.. The interest of your nation comes first everytime and everywhere…

  • Your dear aunt Sheila

    2019at12:57 pm Reply

    Miss you dear Vikram. We still have not got over it. Both of us shared the same birthday. My dearest nephew i miss u so much.

  • Krishnankutty. P

    2019at12:29 am Reply

    Proud of captain pv vikram jaihind

  • Edwin ANTONY

    2019at10:17 pm Reply

    I HEARD ABOUT THE MOST TALENTED PERSON IN MY LIFE. JAIHIND

  • Ajesshbhaskaran

    2019at7:58 am Reply

    We proud of captain pv vikram Jaihind

  • Safvanul faris

    2019at2:27 am Reply

    We proud of you captain..jai hind

  • Vikram Sayal

    2020at9:29 am Reply

    Salute to you my friend for giving the ultimate sacrifice. Had the pleasure to know u so closely coz I was your benchmate in KV Srinagar for every class. Also remember when you got injured in the bridge accident in Srinagar. You were so humble and so caring. Good old memories of a great friend
    Vikram Sayal (Son of Col PK Sayal)

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