Service No: SS-37081

Date of Birth : Nov 13, 1971

Birth Place: Chandigarh

Service: Army

Last Rank: Captain

Service Years: 1997 - 2000

Unit: 29 Rashtriya Rifles

Arm/Regt : Army Air Defence

Operation: Op Rakshak (J&K)

Date of Martyrdom : Nov 15, 2000

Captain Atul Sharma

Captain Atul Sharma was born in Chandigarh to Mrs. Sudesh Sharma and late Mr. Brij Kumar Sharma on 13th November 1971. Capt Atul did his initial schooling in the St Anne’s Convent School in Sector 32, Chandigarh and later went on to study at the DAV College located in Sector 10, Chandigarh. He received a degree from Punjab University, where he pursued M.Sc (Hons) and was a gold medalist in the course. However, Capt Atul always nursed a dream of joining the armed forces and decided to follow his dream after his college.

 

On 5th September 1997, he graduated from the Officers Training Academy in Chennai and joined the army as a Lieutenant. He was commissioned into the 48 Air Defence Artillery Regiment in the Corps of Army Air Defence. After serving for some time with his parent unit, he was later on 19th June 2000, deputed to 29 Rashtriya Rifles battalion deployed in J & K for counter insurgency operations.

 

Baramulla Operation: 15 Nov 2000

 

During 2000, Capt Atul Sharma’s unit 29 RR was deployed in Baramulla district of J & K for anti-insurgency operations. On the 15th of Nov 2000, his unit had received credible information about the presence of a militants’ sympathizer in a village in Baramulla district. A decision was taken to launch an operation to nab him under the leadership of Capt Sharma. He swung into action and set out for the assigned task along with his troops.

 

While Capt Atul Sharma and his team were on their way to the mission, they were attacked by three militants from their hideout. The troops counter attacked and a gun battle ensued thereafter. During the exchange of fire, Capt Sharma was hit and got injured seriously, despite donning a bulletproof jacket. The bullet penetrated his skin at the point unprotected by the ceramic plate of his jacket and proved fatal for him. Capt Atul Sharma was a gritty soldier and a fine officer who laid down his life at the age of 29 yrs in the line of his duty.

 

Capt Atul Sharma is survived by his mother Mrs. Sudesh Sharma and sister Ruby.

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7 Comments
  • Nishant Prem Kumar

    2017at3:42 pm Reply

    Respects u might have known my bro captain Hemant Prem Kumar.

  • Kanupriya Bazaz

    2017at9:35 am Reply

    Salute u Braveheart.Rest in Peace.
    Jai Hind

  • Bijay Ranjan Sahu

    2020at1:46 am Reply

    Bharat k veer Yodha Captain Atul Sharma ji ko koti koti naman.

  • sandeep kapil

    2021at10:38 am Reply

    Captain Atul Sharma was a brave fighter. I knew him since childhood. Though he was son of my dad’s friend but he use to refer to me as my cousin. He was so good in studies and if he wanted could have pursue his career in any direction but he chosen to be a soldier and to fight for his country,
    Salute to you my friend/brother Atul (Bobby) Sharma

    • Kuldip Singh sumbria from Nurpur Kangra Himachal Pradesh

      2022at10:55 am

      Jai Hind salute to brave soldier captain Atul Sharma

  • Sudhir Kumar

    2022at6:32 pm Reply

    Great sacrifice. He was my senior in Punjab University Chandigarh. Fine person and noble soul.

  • Kuldip Singh sumbria from Nurpur Kangra Himachal Pradesh

    2022at5:25 pm Reply

    I met captain Atul Sharma g in 1999 in pattan Baramulla when I was doing B,ed from al-huda college of Education pattan captain Atul Sharma was deployed in 29 RR captain Atul Sharma oftenly visit our B.ed college and helpful towards the non local students but on 15th nov 2000 early in the morning we heard a news on radio about the myrtyrdum of great soldier Atul Sharma when we people were in the hostel it was very sad day for all the B.ed students because we were first time in kashmir and capitain Atul Sharma g often visit our hostel and ask us if there is any problem tell me Aj bhi bo hasta hua chehra meri eyes k samne aa jata hai. A tribute to great indian soldier Atul sir you will remain in the deep of my heart till the last breath of my life jai hind jai bharat jai jawan

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