Service No: IC-14662

Service: Army

Last Rank: Major

Unit : 8 Guards

Arm/Regt: Brigade of The Guards

Operation : Battle of Hilli

Date of Martyrdom : Nov 22, 1971

Major KK Rao

Maj K K Rao was born in a village called Kallianpur in the South Kanara district of Karnataka to Sri Appaji Rao and Smt Sundari Bai.


Maj KK Rao was commander of D Coy of 8 Guards which attacked Morapara around 1.30AM on 23 Nov 1971. Around 1.00AM the leading 2 Companies A and B assaulted Morapara under Maj HD Manjrekar and R. Nath. There were heavy casualties on both sides, Maj Manjrekar was martyred. The second assault on Morapara commenced around 1:30 AM under the command of the unassuming Maj K K Rao. They had to wade through waist-deep water, booby traps, wire obstacles and mines. Although wounded initially, he continued to lead his brave men. As he destroyed a bunker he was struck by machine gun burst. The courageous Maj K K Rao refused to be evacuated and while urging his men  to move forward  died in the first battle of Hilli on the night of 22 Nov 1971.


He was awarded the Sena Medal posthumously for his gallantry.

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  • Naveenchandra M

    2020at12:34 pm Reply

    We lost a brave & dedicated Officer who died fighting enemies.
    His loyalty to the nation was exemplary
    He is a real role model to all Indians.

  • Dinesh.K. Rao

    2020at7:01 pm Reply

    Amar Rahe Amar Rahe Maj K.K. Rao. Amar Rahe

  • Sudheer

    2021at12:38 pm Reply

    Bharth Mata ki jai

    Bolo Bharth Mata Ki Jai

  • Ramesh Dutt

    2021at9:17 pm Reply

    Hats off to you sir you are the true son of India jai hind your exemplary coura
    Ge and will poser will always be the highlights for future indian army soldiers om shanti vande matram

    • Udaya shanker

      2022at7:02 pm

      Our martyrs will always be our inspiration, they are the pride of our country.

  • Kiran bekal

    2021at6:03 pm Reply

    Brave military personality. One can feel the smile and the brave look which we can see only on the soldiers face.

  • Dinesh Kumar Shrivastava

    2022at10:25 am Reply

    We Indians are highly indebted to great soldiers like Major K. K. Rao for laying down their lives defending our Matrubhoomi.
    Vande Mataram.

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