Lt Ummer Fayaz

Service No : IC82331L

Date of Birth : 08 Jun 1994

Place of Birth : Jammu & Kashmir

Service: Army

Last Rank: Lieutenant

Unit : 2 Raj Rif

Arm/Regt : The Rajputana Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : 09 May 2017

Lt Ummer Fayaz

Born on 08 June 1994, Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz was a son of a farmer, Shri Fayaz Ahmed Parrey and Smt Jameela from Sudsona village in Kulgam district in J & K.  Lt Ummer had studied from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Anantnag and always aspired to become an officer in the Army. After passing his class 12 he cleared the NDA exam and went on to the prestigious NDA to pursue his dream of becoming an Army officer. After the training at NDA, he went to IMA Dehradun for the next phase of training. He was a keen sportsman and excelled in sports during his training period, especially hockey.


Lt Ummer was commissioned on 10 Dec 2016 into 2 Raj Rif of the famed Rajputana Rifles Regiment, a regiment known for its valiant soldiers and numerous battle honours. As a first assignment after his training, he joined the unit that was deployed in the Akhnoor sector of J & K.


Batapura Incident: 09 May 2017


During 2017, Lt Ummer’s unit was operating in the Akhnoor sector of J & K. By May 2017, Lt Ummer had completed nearly four months in the unit and had honed his field craft skills. As a young energetic officer of the unit, Lt Ummer had endeared himself to his seniors and juniors as well with his soldierly skills and affable nature. In early May 2017, Lt Ummer went to his home town on leave to attend one of the family members’ wedding. The wedding of his uncle’s daughter happened to be at Batapura near Behibag in Shopian district of J & K.


In an unfortunate and dastardly act, the militants kidnapped Lt Ummer from there and later brutally killed him. His bullet-ridden body was later recovered from Harmain village in Shopian district of J & K. Lt Ummer as an Army officer was the pride of the family and was the source of inspiration for many young people of his village. He was serving as a role model for many youngsters and was responsible for many youths from nearby villages joining the army. This probably had irked the militants and was the reason for his kidnapping and subsequent killing. The precious life of a dedicated and committed soldier was lost in this reprehensible and dastardly action by militants. Lt Ummer Fayaz was a valiant soldier and a fine officer, who laid down his life in the service of the nation following the finest traditions of the Army.


Lt Ummer Fayaz is survived by his father Shri Fayaz Ahmed Parrey, mother Smt Jameela and two sisters.

  • Lt Ummer Fayaz was cremated with full military honours at his native village, Sudsona in Kulgam district of J & K. In paying the last respects , the army contingent was led by the Commandant of 62 Rashtriya Rifles unit.
  • To honour Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, the Indian Army has decided to rename a school in Kulgam in  J & K as ‘Lt Ummer Goodwill School’.
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  • Tahir sultan

    2017at11:52 pm Reply

    Hope your killers will not survive more.RIP.

  • Neeta Dubey

    2017at11:05 am Reply

    I honestly salute you and your parents.

  • Shruthi Rana

    2018at12:47 pm Reply

    Your story of courage and sacrifice is truly remarkable. It will continue to inspire the future generations of India. Jai Hind…!

  • Bhavitha Singh

    2018at12:53 pm Reply

    Your sacrifice will always be remembered and you will remain a hero for countless Indians. I salute you. Jai Hind

  • Monisha Yadav

    2018at12:53 pm Reply

    Every Indian is proud of you. My salute to you.

  • Rahul Kotian

    2019at10:17 am Reply

    Your sacrifice will never go in vain brother.
    As you said “Kashmir will change. . . .”
    My deep condolences and i pray god to give more strength to your family.

  • Satendra Kumar

    2019at8:46 am Reply

    Sir, Salute You and your family.
    We will remember you as a great warrior of our nation as well.

  • Renuka Dixit

    2019at4:19 pm Reply

    Tribute to Braveheart Lt.Ummer Fayaz Parray on his Martyrdom day . Martyrs you never leave us..You will always alive in hearts and remain as inspiration for the youth always
    #rememberandneverforgotten #Shopian #jammuandkashmir #IndianArmy #IndianArmedForces #ServingOurNation

  • Deepak

    2022at3:06 am Reply

    Ladies & Gentleman, all the 3 culprits behind the brutal killing of Lt Ummer Fayaz Sir were neutralized by our security forces.
    Two of them met their inevitable fate on 1 April 2018 & the remaining one was killed on 25 November 2018, hence, leaving none alive to tell whether they reached the Jannat as propagated by their leader in the garb of Jihad.

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