Place of birth : Betul, MP

Service : Army

Last Rank : Naib Subedar

Unit : 22 Maratha Li

Arm/Regt : The Maratha LI

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Martyrdom : May 27, 2022

Naib Subedar Gurudayal Sahu

Naib Subedar Gurudayal Sahu hailed from Bisnoor village in Multai tehsil of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh. Son of Shri Dashrath Sahu and Smt Gunta Bai Sahu, Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu was inclined to join the Indian Army right from his younger days. After completing his school education, he joined Army and was got recruited into the 22 MLI battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its gallant soldiers and a number of battle honours. After completing his training, he served in various operational areas and developed into a fine soldier with admirable leadership skills. By 2022, he had been promoted to the rank of Naib Subedar and had developed into a responsible Junior Commissioned Officer.

 

Ladakh Vehicle Accident: 27 May 2022

 

During May 2022, Naib Subedar Gurudayal Sahu's unit was deployed in the Turtuk sector in the Ladakh area of Kashmir. The AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit spanned over remote rugged mountainous terrain with extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter season. The unit troops were deployed on various forward posts and often undertook patrol to monitor the area in between the manned posts. The soldiers joining the unit on posting or returning from leave had to acclimatize in phases at transit centers before joining owing to extreme weather conditions. on 27 May 2022, Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu and 25 other soldiers were required to go from the transit camp in Partapur near Siachen to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif.

 

As the vehicle carrying Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu and 25 other soldiers was on its way, it skidded off the road and fell into Shyok River. The vehicle plummeted to a depth of 50-60 feet. injuring all the soldiers. The Army launched the rescue operation and the injured soldiers were transferred to a field hospital at Partapur, where Army surgical teams were dispatched from Leh. However Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu and six other soldiers succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. The other 19 soldiers were air-lifted and moved through Green Corridor in Chandigarh for treatment at Command Hospital. Besides Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu the other martyred soldiers included Sub Vijayrao Shinde from the Satara district of Maharashtra. Naik Sandeep Pal from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, Naik Ramanuj Kumar from Patna in Bihar, Naik Jadhav Prashant Shivaji from Kolhapur in Maharashtra, Lance Naik Bappaditya Khutia from Pashchim Mednipur in West Bengal and L/Hav Mohd Shaijal T from Malappuram in Kerala. Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu was a gallant soldier and committed Junior Commissioned Officer who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of his duty.

 

Naib Subedar Gurudayal Sahu is survived by his father Shri Dashrath Sahu, mother Smt Gunta Bai Sahu, wife Smt Meenakshi and a daughter.

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