Service No : 13685435P
Date of Birth : May 16, 1968
Place of birth : Deoria (Dist) UP
Service : Army
Last Rank : Guardsman
Unit : 7 Guards
Arm/Regt : The Brigade of Guards
Operation : Op Meghdoot
Martyrdom : September 26, 1989
Guardsman Nizamuddin Ansari hailed from Chouria Bazar village in Bhatpaar Rani Tehsil of Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh and was born on 16 May 1968. Son of Shri Waazid Ansari and Smt Kushmi Khatoon, he joined the Indian Army after completing his initial schooling on 03 Dec 1983 at a very young age. He was enrolled into the 7 Guards Battalion of the Brigade of the Guards, an infantry Regiment known for its gallant soldiers with a long history of numerous battle exploits.
After serving for few years he got married to Ms Munni Khatoon and the couple had a daughter Razia and two sons Aliyas Ansari and Akhtar Ansari. By 1989, he had put in around six years of service and developed into a committed soldier.
Operation Meghdoot: 26 Sep 1989
During September 1989, Guardsman Nizamuddin Ansari's unit was deployed at the Siachen Glacier as part of "Operation Meghdoot". The unit was deployed in one of the most remote parts of the glacier and remained inaccessible during winter. The troops besides manning designated posts also operated regular patrols to monitor the area along the border. The soldiers faced extreme risks in manning the inhospitable terrain at heights of 19,000 feet under extreme weather conditions on the world’s highest battlefield. Avalanches too usually took place due to the accumulation of snow and were triggered by morning sunlight. Besides facing extreme weather conditions, Guardsman Nizamuddin and his comrades had to deal quite often with unprovoked firing from the enemy forces. On 26 Sep 1989, Guardsman Nizamuddin and few other soldiers detected suspicious movement in their area of control. Soon a fierce gun battle followed with a heavy exchange of fire from both sides.
The small arms fire from the enemy was accompanied by artillery shelling which prove the fact that it was a well-planned move by the enemy. The Indian forces also swung into action to give a befitting reply, however one of the enemy shells hit the the Indian post. As a result Guardsman Nizamuddin got severely injured, and was moved to provide medical aid. Despite battling valiantly, he later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Guardsman Nizamuddin Ansari was a gallant and dedicated soldier who laid down his life at the age of 21 years, in the line of his duty, following the highest traditions of Indian Army.
Guardsman Nizamuddin Ansari is survived by his wife Smt Munni Khatoon, daughter Smt Razia Khatoon and sons Nb Sub Aliyas Ansari (Presently serving in the Army and posted with 22 Guards) & Shri Akhtar Ansari.