Service No: IC-10023
Last Rank : Captain
Unit: 2/8 GR
Arm/Regt: 58 Gorkha Training Centre
Date of Martyrdom : 22 Nov 1962
Capt. BB Ghosh was a pass out of 1959 JSW (subsequently known as NDA) course. During his years with the Army, he was never posted in any peace station except perhaps for a short period at Ramgarh. Amongst his colleagues, he was known as ‘baby’.
He had served as adjutant in 2/8 Gorkha Regiment when Brig. Manekshaw (subsequently Field Marshall) was the boss of Gorkha Regiment. He also served as an ADC to the then Bengal Governor, Ms. Padmaja Naiduu for a short period.
Just prior to the 1962 war, he was posted in Nagaland and was injured fighting the rebel Nagas and subsequently was on leave due to the injury. However, the injury did not deter Capt. Ghosh from going to the front to fight the Chinese. His passion to fight for India’s honor led to active participation during the war with China in which he attained martyrdom.
He was unmarried when he was killed in the battlefield.
Mr. Abhijit Ghosh recounts and pay his tribute to brother Capt BB Ghosh
” I was 12 years old then and my brother was 26 years old, unmarried when he was killed in the battlefield. Earlier, he was adjutant in 2/8 Gorkha Regiment and that time Brig. Manekshaw (subsequently Field Marshall) was the boss of Gorkha Regiment. He also served as an ADC to the then Bengal Governor, Ms. Sarojini Naidu for a short period.
Just prior to the 1962 war, he was posted in Nagaland and was injured fighting the rebel Nagas and subsequently was on leave due to the injury. Perhaps Lal Dauz (his orderly was killed in that fight). Till date, I remember fondly Mr.Lal Dhauz who visited our house once and when offered an Ice cream he ate the whole lot in one go without removing the wrapper. The Gorkhas were honest, simple by heart and knew no fear.
But nothing could deter Capt. Ghosh from going to the front to fight the Chinese. I think his passion to fight for India’s honor led to his death.
I can even now recall the names of some of my brothers colleagues in Gorkha Regiment, Cardozo, Kalkat, Atri, Gurung (he ate 12 pieces of fish in one go) Joshi, Chauhan, chibber. I vividly remember these incidents as these army officers then Capt/major were all unique and very helpful, to say the least. A few of them even offered my father pecuniary help to our family of 5 children fed solely on my father’s meager salary. It is another matter that my father never accepted a single penny from any of them and struggled along with my mother all their life, sacrificed all comfort led a life with bare necessity just for our sake and gave us the best of education by virtue of which we all are well established today in the society.
I pray to God to give me the same parents, brother and sisters for the innumerable times if I were ever to be re-born.”
“Late capt. Ghosh was loved, adored and admired by neighbors’, friends besides family members was clearly visible even after his death. The entire neighborhood literally plunged into darkness where we lived. A family of Ahluwalias (our next door neighbor that time-Late Amar and Kanwar Singh) took care of our daily meals for nearly a month as our mother went into depression and couldn’t do cooking.”
This profile is currently being maintained by Honourpoint.in. However, we would invite the family members, unit/formation or former colleagues of this brave soldier to contribute additional information and maintain this memorial site as well, thereby assisting us in our endeavour to spread awareness about this great Indian and inspire future generations.
Honourpoint.intakes utmost precaution towards factual correctness of the uploaded data and makes sure that the data is from a credible source. However, we do not take responsibility for authenticity of the content and Honourpoint.inor any of its members cannot be held responsible for any misappropriation of the uploaded content.