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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36 Tributes
  • Ajit Chavan - Ahmedabad,Gujarat

    2018 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Sanjay and self were batch mates and from the same Battalion in IMA . Sanjay was a gem of person , a gentleman Officer , dedicated and sincere soldier . My salutes to this brave and gallant Officer who laid down his life for the country in the highest traditions of the Indian Army . He has become a role model for us , his coursemates . RIP brother Officer .

  • Rashminarayan - Ahmednagar,Maharashtra

    2018 at 2:27 pm Reply

    My salute to this brave soldier, His wife and daughters deserves all the appreciation and applauds . They are true soldiers of our nation , who have kept him alive. My love and blessings to family.

  • Shashi - Raichur,Karnataka

    2018 at 6:38 pm Reply

    Salute sir…
    Your suprem sacrifice will always be remembered sir …
    JAI hind….

  • Shubhendra Rawat - Dehradun,Uttarakhand

    2018 at 6:37 pm Reply

    Saluate to the brave heart and also to his family.
    What an irony that young soldiers are giving their life for motherland but we as a country are least bothered to look after their families.
    We need to do something.

  • Rajender Jeer - Mumbai City,Maharashtra

    2018 at 11:27 am Reply

    Martyred Maj Sanjay Baduni, with whom i had the good luck to pass out together from the IMA, was a great soldier. A Brave Warrior, yet Humane & Ethical. To save two children, whom he may have never seen, holed up in that hide out he took the difficult and lethal course of not blowing up that hide out, but took recourse to a gun fight face off that lead to his supreme sacrifice.

    Maj Sanjay Baduni, we salute you. You will always be remembered as an Inspiration. May you rest in peace.

    Our hearfelt trubutes to his wife & daughters who lost the star of their hearts & eyes and live a stoic life, in his melancholy. May God Bless them success & happiness in every walk of life, though there can never be a replacement for their most loved one.

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