Service No : IC-58793Y

Date of Birth : Mar 18,1977

Service : Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 34 RR

Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery

Operation : Op Rakshak

Award : KC

Date of Martyrdom : 02 Oct, 2007

Major Kumandur Prabhakar Vinay KC

Major K.P Vinay was born on 18th March 1977 in Banglore. KP Vinay was studying his 9th class in Delhi Kannada School when the family moved to Hyderabad. He joined Vasavi Public School and studied Intermediate +2 at A.V College. He joined the National Defence Academy in 1994. He was commissioned in the Army in 1999 and had participated in Kargil War also. He was posted with 34 Rashtriya Rifles in Kashmir to serve the anti-insurgency operation for a period of two years.


Baramulla J&K: 02 October 2007 


On the early morning of 2nd October 2007, after getting the information about the movement of the militants, Major Vinay leading a team of soldiers rushed to Tanmarg in Baramulla district. A face to face conflict with terrorists started and militants fired at the troops causing some casualties. Soldiers foiled three attempts made by the ultras to break the cordon and escape the gun battle. It lasted for more than 36 hours and in the action, nine militants were killed.  Major Vinay lead from the front which inflicted a severe blow to the militants, however, he was hit by the enemy bullets on his head and chest which killed him instantaneously.


Major Kumandur Prabhakar Vinay displayed gallantry courage and determination towards his work. and was awarded by Kirti Chakra.


Major K P Vinay is survived by his father K R Prabhakar, mother and brother K P Vikram.

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2 Tributes
  • Vijay Iyer - New Delhi,Delhi

    2018 at 6:29 pm Reply

    The sincerity towards your work and passion to achieve the goals gave you the fruits some getting in such a strong rank in such a young age is not everyone’ cup of tea.
    I will never forget the span of 3 years (7th till 9th) that we spent together in DKS, Delhi.
    Especially, moments such us
    You goalkeeper and me defender (never ran but watched others, running falling hurting etc.)
    You wicketkeeper and me 1st slip (never ran but watched others, running falling hurting etc.)
    Squash stood in line 1st & 2nd position stayed till the end watching other getting out every time.
    The energy stored released for the country as you being leading the team, faced the enemy first protecting the rest of the team.
    We will always remember you special smile that you always had in your face.

  • Veena - Bangalore Urban,Karnataka

    2019 at 8:02 am Reply

    To us you were Vinni a chubby cute little boy who always had one question and was determined to serve the nation come what may . You are always be missed bro rest in peace

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