Place of Birth: Tiruvannamalai, TN
Last Rank: Gunner
Regiment : The Regt of Artillery
Date of Martyrdom : 03 Jun, 2017
Gunner Manivannan G belonged to the village Theppananthal in Thiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu. Son of Sri Gopal G a farmer and Smt G Chinnaponnu, Gunner Manivannan had two siblings named Manjula and Anand. Gunner Manivannan had joined the Indian army in 2103, at the age of 20 years and belonged to the Regiment of Artillery.
Qazigund Attack: 03 June 2017
On the 03 June 2017 an army convoy had set off from Udhampur to undertake operations in Srinagar. When the convoy was passing in lower munda area along the national highway in Qazigund town in Anantnag district, it was attacked by militants in a pre-planned move. The militants were hiding in safe places behind the bushes and used automatic weapons to attack the convoy.
Gunner Manivannan was severely injured in the attack and was shifted to the hospital. However, Gunner Manivannan succumbed to his injuries and was martyred.
Gunner Manivannan is survived by his father, Sri Gopal G, mother Smt G Chinnaponnu, sister Manjula and brother Anand.