Major Sanjay Baduni

Service No: IC-43521

Date of Birth : Jan 21, 1962

Birth Place : Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Service: Army

Last Rank : Major

Unit : 25 RR

Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery

Operation: Op Rakshak (J&K)

Date of Martyrdom : Aug 24, 1995

Major Sanjay Baduni

Major Sanjay Baduni was born on 21st January 1962 in Dehradun. Maj Baduni was the grandson of a freedom fighter and nationalism was in his blood. Right from his childhood Maj Baduni was passionate about Armed Forces and had a dream to don military uniform. His dream came true when he got selected to join the Army and passed out of the prestigious  IMA in 1985.


Maj Baduni got commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery and fell in love with his job. He was a proud gunner, as soldiers from Artillery are called and a committed soldier. Everyone who knew him, remembers him as a gentle soul and a caring human being. Maj Baduni had a heart of gold, full of love and was always ready to help others.


Operation Rakshak : 24 Aug 1995


Major Sanjay Baduni was deputed to serve with 25 Rashtriya Rifles, engaged in anti-terrorist operations in J & K. During 1995, his unit was deployed in Doda sector which was a terrorist-infested area with challenging situations arising on a daily basis. On 24th August 1995, his unit had received credible information from intelligence sources about the presence of terrorists in Dhara village in their area of responsibility. A decision was taken to launch a search and destroy operation to take on the terrorists under the leadership of Maj Baduni.


Maj Baduni swung into action and launched the operation in Dhara village to bust the terrorist hideout. He along with his troops cordoned off the suspected area and got ready to implement their operational plan. The terrorists were hiding in a house to take the cover of civilians. Maj Baduni decided against blowing up the house as there were 2 small children inside. On being challenged, one terrorist tried escaping from the back door and was noticed by Maj Baduni. Maj Baduni chased him and fired at him while on the run. However during the exchange of fire, Maj Baduni got hit by bullets on his foot & neck.


Maj Baduni later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred displaying bravery and leadership of very high order. This brave soldier made the supreme sacrifice protecting his motherland, cherishing his dream to go wrapped in a Tri-Colour.


Maj Sanjay Baduni is survived by his wife Kamal Baduni and two daughters, Snigdha and Kanishka.

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50 Tributes
  • vineet dev - New Delhi,Delhi

    2019 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Sanjay and I are Coursemates who were together in the IMA in the same Battalion. There could be no bigger pride than being a friend of someone like Sanjay who sacroficed his life for the nation. We as gunners did our basic YOs course together. Recently during a Course gettigether, all of us his Coursemates remembered all our fallen friends. Sanjay’s name was the first.
    We are proud of you, Ms Baduni. You have been the best mom to your girls, keeping the flame of love and remembrance of their father alive in their hearts.
    My Salute to the family.

  • Nitin Kumar - Haridwar,Uttarakhand

    2019 at 5:55 pm Reply

    My tribute and salute to brave heart and salute to his family for following the leagcy of brave heart. I wish and pray to God to give them (family) all happiness, prosperity & success in life.

  • Jagdish Soni

    2019 at 7:27 pm Reply

    Salute to Sir for his great sacrifation for safety of people of India and to serve Nation.No one can repay the sacrifation made by you and your family.Vandan to family. Jagdish Soni brother of Shahid Captain Nilesh Soni..
    Jai Hind..

  • Col Umesh Chamdra Prasad - Jaipur,Rajasthan

    2019 at 8:16 pm Reply

    I am Col U C Prasad, SM. Sanjay was my closest buddy, we were in the same platoon. Personally I miss him a lot. I got superannuated on 31 Aug 18 and settled in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
    In case you people are in Jaipur or planning to come to Jaipur, please come and stay with us

  • Lt Col K Narpat Singh - Central Delhi,Delhi

    2019 at 9:07 pm Reply

    Sanjay, a soft spoken and happy course ate from Alamein Company at the IMA.
    Besides the rigors of military training, we went on a memorable hike over three days in the mountains around Dhanaulti and Mussoorie.
    We did the Commandos Course together in ’87 and exchanged new years cards every year.
    Then came the obituary intimating his sad demise in the call of duty. I salute you my friend! Be in peace, Om Shanti! …..
    Jai Hind!

  • Col Subroto Biswas - Kolkata,West Bengal

    2019 at 9:32 pm Reply

    Sanjay has been my coursemate, we brother in arms knows how it feels if we lose one of us. Sanjay left a deep void in our hearts….but life has to go on. Quarter century has passed but no day has gone when we didn’t remember him. In our recently concluded course gettogether at Goa we all had a 2 minutes silence remembering Sanjay and our other fallen mates….they gave their day for ours today. Which enemy can defy us if we have such bravehearts!!! I have not met Mrs. Baduni, Snighdha or Kanishka, but their epitome of strength is something to be Saluted.

    Miss you Sanjay…

  • Kasturi sharma - Jammu,Jammu and Kashmir

    2019 at 9:24 am Reply

    My salute to brave Gunner officer

  • Raman Bhardwaj - Kurukshetra,Haryana

    2019 at 6:49 pm Reply

    Salute to the brave son of India! I bow to the valour n courage of a soldier n his family n his brave daughters……

  • Suryamani Singh - Bhojpur,Bihar

    2019 at 9:32 am Reply

    Salute to the real hero of our nation’s. We proud of you. My family background is also Army. So I can understand, how family members are living.
    Jai Hind

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