Service No : TA42531Y

Date of Birth : May 02, 1974

Service: Army

Last Rank: Major

Unit: 115 Inf Bn (TA) / Mahar

Arm/Regt : The Mahar Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: Jan 25, 2017

Major Amit Sagar

Major Amit Sagar was born in a military family and followed the family tradition of serving in the Armed Forces. Son of an Army veteran Major Satish Chandra Mathur, Maj Amit Sagar followed into the footsteps of his father and joined the Army. He was commissioned into the Mahar Regiment, an infantry regiment known for its gallant soldiers and various battle honours. After serving for nearly two years in Delhi he was posted to High Altitude Warfare School, at Sonmarg in J & K area in 2017. Major Sagar was to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in May 2017. 


Maj Amit Sagar besides being a tough soldier was affable and a family man. A board outside his flat explained the bond he shared with his family members. “Happiness is homemade. Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet with few nuts,” it read.


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 Infantry 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.


Maj Amit Sagar is survived by his wife Smt Parul Mathur, daughter Rehwa and son Shubh.

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  • Madan Mohan Jha

    2017at11:55 am Reply

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

  • Pooja pote

    2017at9:30 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

    2017at2:20 pm Reply

    Salute You Major Sahab – Jai Hind

  • shashi

    2018at8:44 pm Reply

    Salute to the braveheart …
    JAI hind…

  • Shashi

    2018at8:49 pm Reply

    Salute to the braveheart….
    JAI Hind…

  • Gautam Mathur

    2018at11:29 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

  • Siddharth

    2020at10:10 am Reply

    I stand in rapt attention, in salute to Maj.Amit Sagar. A brother and a friend…always..

  • We Miss You

    2021at10:40 am Reply

    An honourable man , loving husband , father , brother and son . You had an amazing impact all around you .

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