Service No : 13769974W

Date of Birth : May 2, 1983

Birth Place : Chikhal ( HP )

Service: Army

Last Rank: Lance Naik

Unit : 9 PARA (SF)

Regiment : The Parachute Regiment

Award : SC

Year of Martyrdom: Feb 21, 2016

Lance Naik Om Prakash SC

Lance Naik Om Prakash son of Nek Ram was born in Chikhal, in Himachal Pradesh on 02 May 1983. L/ Nk Om Prakash had passed Class X from High School, Juger, and joined the Army in 2003.

 

Terrorist Attack: February 2016

 

L/Nk Om Prakash had joined the 5 J&K Rifles, and become a part of the 9 Para (Commando) battalion after undergoing para commando course. Lance Naik Om Prakash of 9 Para was martyred while fighting terrorists in the EDI building in the Pampore area of the Pulwama district in Kashmir Valley in Feb 2016.

 

Lance Naik Om Prakash displayed exemplary camaraderie and unparalleled resilience while killing a terrorist by drawing fire onto himself. He was awarded shaurya chakra posthumously in August 2016.

 

He is survived by wife Krishana Devi and two daughters, Simran and Muskan.

  • His bravery and exemplary courage was once again acknowledged on Independence Day in 2016 when he was awarded Shourya Chakra (posthumously).
  • His wife Krishna Devi paying rich tributes to her husband had said: “I will pursue my husband’s dream to construct a house and give quality education to my daughters Muskan (7) and Simran (3)”.
  • His father Nek Ram had said: “I am proud of my son and will not shed tears, but we are now concerned about the future of the girls who have lost their father.”
  • Om Prakash’s sister-in-law Poornima, who is also the pradhan of the panchayat, had said that Om Prakash believed in simple living and was friendly. He would always tell kids to study well and serve the nation.
  • Nita ram, his cousin, had said that since childhood, Om Prakash wished to join the Army and would often train village kids to join the army.
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2 Tributes
  • Valsan Kunnath - Thrissur,Kerala

    2017 at 11:21 pm Reply

    Big Salute to You the Brave Son of Bharath. “Duty beyond Death” “Soldiers go beyond call of Duty”
    You proved the patriotism in the most inspiring way to the Nation. You will always be Saluted for
    your ultimate sacrifice. Jai Hind.

  • Ankit - Narsinghpur,Madhya Pradesh

    2019 at 1:09 am Reply

    You will always remain alive in your hearts OP Sir!
    Thank you for guarding us
    Superheroes don’t come in cape but in olives with A Balidaan Badge

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