Service No : IC-51264

Date of Birth : 21 July 1968

Birth place: Mumbai

Service: Army

Last Rank: Captain

Unit : 31 Med Regt

Regiment : The Regiment of Artillery

Date of Martyrdom : 26 Sep 1995

Captain Vinayak Gore

Captain Vinayak Gore was born in Vile parle, a suburb of Mumbai, to Mr Vishnu Gore and Mrs Anuradha Gore. He completed his school education from Parle Tilak Vidyalaya in Vile parle, Mumbai and graduation in Commerce from N.M. College of Commerce in Mumbai. He was a passionate sportsman, who excelled in swimming, football and hockey. Capt Vinayak in his student days was a keen footballer and represented N M college at various inter-college football meets. He was popularly known as “Maradona” among his friends and according to them his football skills were so extraordinary that he would have surely earned a place in the national football team.

 

But Capt Vinayak, greatly inspired by the lives of Shivaji Maharaj and Veer Savarkar, had a deep interest to serve in the army. He made his intentions clear when he left his article-ship of Chartered Accountancy halfway to appear for the Combined Defence Services Examination. His father was initially reluctant but later relented looking at the enthusiasm and profound desire of his lad.  

 

He passed out from Indian Military Academy(IMA), Dehradun on 12 June 1991 and was commissioned in Indian Army as Second Lieutenant of the 31 Medium Regiment of the Regiment of Artillery. After commissioning , he had a brief tenure in Punjab and then was posted to Jammu & Kashmir in 1992.

 

Kupwara Operation : 26 Sept 1995

 

During 1995, Capt Vinayak’s unit was deployed in Kupwara sector of J & K, which was a terrorist infested area. Capt Vinayak’s duties included creating gun areas, taking part in road opening missions, cordoning off villages in tense situations and conducting search operations on getting information about  presence of terrorists from intelligence sources. On 26th Sept 1995, Capt Vinayak was manning a post on the border which was targeted by the enemy forces on a regular basis.

 

Taking advantage of the ongoing Navratri festival during that time, the enemy forces resorted to unprovoked firing at the border posts. The post manned by Capt Vinayak came under heavy attack on that day and a fierce exchange of fire ensued. Capt Vinayak within three and half of his service, had evolved into a battle hardened and committed soldier who commanded great respect from his comrades. Under the command of Capt Vinayak, his post gave befitting response to the enemy firing but a missile targeted at his post directly hit him. Capt Vinayak succumbed to his injuries and a valiant soldier was martyred, in the service of the nation. The gallant soldier that shouted the slogans for the country had been silenced and he breathed his last, cozily cradled in the lap of the motherland, he loved and fought for.

 

Captain Vinayak Gore is survived by his mother Mrs Anuradha Gore.

  • A road has been named in his honour as “Captain Vinayak Gore Marg”, in Vile Parle, Mumbai-400057.
  • A flyover joining east-west Vile Parle in Mumbai has been named after Captain Vinayak Gore.
  • Many scholarships in various schools  have been sponsored in his name by a number of citizens of Mumbai.

Quotes by Capt Vinayak Gore

  • We cannot live without the blessings of god even for a fraction of a second.
  • If you really want to do something outstanding in life you must join defense services.
  • My job gives me 100% job satisfaction 24*7.
  • A bullet carved with my name must have been prepared in an ordinance factory somewhere in the world.
  • Promise me that you will never cry. You are a captain’s mother and you should never cry.
  • If I come back alive accomplishing this mission (last mission) I’ll definitely achieve the rank of an Army General.
  • Once you wear an army uniform you must receive medal either alive or posthumously.
  • Accept my posthumous award like a mother of a Captain.
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13 Tributes
  • Shilpa - Mumbai City,Maharashtra

    2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

    Even after so many years, I still remember your sacrifice for the nation. I also adore your mother who is a Veer Mata in true sense

  • विक्रम मयेकर - Mumbai Suburban,Maharashtra

    2018 at 9:08 am Reply

    प्रिय विनायक,आम्हाला तुझा अभिमान वाटतो तुझ्या बलिदानाचा,तुझ्या त्यागाचा न तुझ्या आई न बाबांचा ….. जय हिंद न वंदे मातरम

  • Gruham Bendakaluru - Bangalore Urban,Karnataka

    2018 at 5:46 pm Reply

    No amount of tributes can match the sacrifices from you heroes of India.

    My grateful salute to you and your families!

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