Date of Birth : May 02, 1974

Service: Army

Last Rank: Major

Unit: 51 RR

Date of Martyrdom: Jan 25, 2017

Major Amit Sagar

Major Amit Sagar was serving with High Altitude Warfare School, at Sonmarg in J & K area in 2017. Major Amit Sagar had joined the warfare school few days back after having been transferred from the national capital. Major Sagar who was to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in May 2017 was the son of an Army veteran Major Satish Chandra Mathur. Major Amit Sagar, whose family lives in Delhi’s Janakpuri neighbourhood is survived by wife Parul Mathur, daughter Rehwa and son Shubh — both students of Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in Delhi.

 

A board outside his flat explains the bond he shared with his family members.

“Happiness is home made. Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet with few nuts,” it reads.

 

Sonmarg  Avalanche : 25 Jan 2017

 

There was heavy snowfall in J & K area in Jan 2017 , resulting in multiple avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir. The Chandigarh based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment had warned of avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in the last week of Jan 2017. The first avalanche hit Gurez on 25 of January morning, in which a family of four civilians had died. The second took place around the same time in Sonmarg, chiefly a tourist area, where an army camp was located.

 

The avalanche at Sonmarg hit the Army camp of 115 Battalion at about 5:45 AM in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The avalanche struck two shelters occupied by two officers and four jawans. The soldiers got buried under tonnes of ice . A massive rescue operation was launched by the army and one officer and four soldiers were rescued and sent to the hospital for treatment. However owing to prolonged exposure to extreme cold, Maj Amit  Sagar’s condition had deteriorated and he could not be saved . A soldier at heart and an officer par excellence, Maj Amit Sagar laid down his life in the service of the nation.

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6 Tributes
  • Madan Mohan Jha - Ahmedabad,Gujarat

    2017 at 11:55 am Reply

    My grand salute to Major Amit Sagar, dedicated for the nation.
    Jai Hind

  • Pooja pote - Mumbai City,Maharashtra

    2017 at 9:30 am Reply

    Salute to you sir.. requesting government please stop this.. it’s very difficult for the family to survive without them . Army force and soldiers are for our protection but they also need some protection from government about their life. Rest in peace sir. Thank you

  • Valsan Kunnath - Thrissur,Kerala

    2017 at 2:20 pm Reply

    Salute You Major Sahab – Jai Hind

  • shashi - Raichur,Karnataka

    2018 at 8:44 pm Reply

    Salute to the braveheart …
    JAI hind…

  • Shashi - Raichur,Karnataka

    2018 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Salute to the braveheart….
    JAI Hind…

  • Gautam Mathur - West Delhi,Delhi

    2018 at 11:29 am Reply

    Hi thanks I am proud brother of Major Amit Sagar I am honoured that my brother has laid his life for his country as he was real soldier of Indian army

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