Service No : 2856888
Date of Birth : 20 Jul, 1947
Place of Birth : Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
Service : Army
Last Rank : Lance Naik
Unit : 13 Raj Rif
Arm/Regt : The Rajputana Rifles
Operation : Op Cactus Lily
Date of Martyrdom : Nov 03, 1971
Lance Naik Madan Singh was born on 20 Jul,1947 in Siampura Bhitera village of Khetri in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. He was eldest among the four siblings and had lost his father at an early age. He joined the Indian army when he was 18-year old as his mother had serious medical problem and was unable to take care of the children.
Lance Naik Madan Singh was serving in 13 Raj Rif during 1971 and his unit was deployed in Dakka. Lance Naik Madan Singh despite being a young soldier of his regiment played an active role during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Op Cactus Lily : November 1971
During the 1971 war for liberation of Bangladesh, Lance Naik Madan Singh’s regiment was given the task of capturing an enemy position. Lance Naik Madan Singh, with utter disregard for his personal safety, volunteered for the task and crawled towards the enemy position, holding a few phosphorous grenades. During the process, he was shot in both his legs but undaunted, he continued crawling up towards the stock of ammunition in the building. Thereafter, he received a machine gun burst in his shoulder and still undeterred, though bleeding profusely, he crawled up to the building and lobbed the grenades into it, setting it on fire before succumbing to his wounds. His exceptional bravery forced the enemy to abandon the building and enabled the troops to capture the objective subsequently.
Lance Naik Madan Singh, with merely 6 yrs of service with the Battalion, displayed outstanding courage with utter disregard to his personal safety and made supreme sacrifice in the highest tradition of Indian army.
Lance Naik Madan Singh is survived by his wife Mangage Kanwar and son Mahendra Singh.
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