Service No: 2687845

Date of Birth: Jan 10,1978

Place of Birth: Rajasthan

Service: Army

Last Rank : Grenadier

Unit: 13 Grenadiers

Arm/Regt: The Grenadiers Regiment

Award : Shaurya Chakra

Date of Martyrdom: Jun 8,2002

Grenadier Bhagirath Karwasara SC

Grenadier Bhagirath Karwasara  was born on January 10th 1978, in Merta village of Nagaur district in Rajasthan. He was son of Mr. Haparam & Mrs. Mangli Devi.  He was enrolled in  Indian Army on 5th January 1995, in to 13th Grenadiers Battalion. He rendered  his most of service in eastern sector.


Milanpur Sector Encounter: 08 June 2002


During 2002, Grenadier Bhagirath Karwasara was stationed in the Indian Army’s Milanpur Sector at Assam. He was challenged the fleeing terrorists who were with automatic fire and grenades. Gdr Bhagirath pursued the fleeing terrorists despite heavy automatic fire. In this action he sustained with gunshots on chin and chest. With his critical injuries, he charged at the terrorists who had been firing effectively at the party. Bleeding profusely he continued chasing and firing at the terrorist, ensuing the safety of the party. Till he attained martyrdom. his action totally charged the terrorists who ran away and Bhagirath was killed by the cordon party. An AK-56 rifle, ammunition and explosives were recovered from the terrorist.  His sacrifice paved the way for subsequent coordinated assault wherein all the militants were successfully neutralized.

 Grenadier Bhagirath Karwasara was given the nation’s third highest gallantry award “Shaurya Chakra” for his bravery, unyielding spirit and supreme sacrifice.


The Citation to the Award reads him to:

On 8th June 2002 Grenadier Bhaggerath Karwasra was part of cordon and search operation launched in village Milanpur in Assam. Suddenly holed up terrorists broke through a hut and started feeling.

Reacting speedily, Grenadier Bhageerath challenged the fleeing terrorists who retaliated with heavy automatic fire and grenades. Sensing grave danger to cordon party, Grenadier Bhageerath pursued the fleeing terrorist despite heavy automatic fire. In this process he sustained gunshot wounds on chin and chest. Not with standing his critical injuries, Grenadier Bhageerath charged at the terrorist firing from the hip killing one hardcore terrorist who had been firing effectively at the cordon party. Bleeding profusely he continued chasing and firing effectively at the cordon party. Bleeding profusely Grenadier Bhageerath continued chasing and firing at the fleeing terrorist, therby ensuing safety of the party, till he attained martyrdom.

His daredevil action totally unnerved the other terrorist who ran haywire and was killed by the cordon party. one AK-56 rifile, ammunition and explosives were recovered.

Grenadier Bhageerath displayed indomitable resolve, steely grit determination and raw courage and made the supreme sacrifice.

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