Service No :2585126K
Date of Birth : Jun 15,1963
Birth Place : Belgaum ,Karnataka
Last Rank: Naik
Unit :10 Madras
Arm/Regt : The Madras Regiment
Operation : Op Vijay
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 15, 1999
Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar hailed from Bastawad taluk Belgam district was born on 15 June 1963. His parents were Dharmappa and Rathnavva, he was sixth among seven siblings.He joined Indian Army in the year 1982 and was commissioned into 10 Madras Regiment at the age of 18 years.
He got married to Prema in 1991 and the couple lived their marriage life only for 9 years. and had two kids. By 1999 Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar had put in 17 years of service operating in varioius areas with different terrain and operating conditions.
Operation Vijay( 1999)
During 1999 Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar’s unit was deployed in the Arunachal Pradesh. it is one of the remote parts of the valley and remains inaccessible during winter, when snow shuts the only road which links it with the district headquarters. The sector is heavily militarized and soldiers are stationed on mountaintop posts to guard the Line of Control and prevent infiltration of militants.
On 15 September 1999 Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar was going on mountaintop in a Jipsy carrying out the assigned task in the rugged and inhospitable terrain. Bahubali with his two other comrades got swept away along with the vehicle and went missing. The Army launched concerted efforts and pressed the specially equipped Avalanche Rescue Teams into service to search for the missing soldiers.
However the body of Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar was recovered after six days . The mortal remains of the braveheart was transported from the Arunachal Pradesh and later flown for the last rites to his native place. Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar was a valiant and committed soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
Bahubali B Maqttikallammavar is survived by his wife Prema, son Avinash of age 22 year who is mentally disorder and daughter Ishwarya of 19 years old doing her Ist year B’com.
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