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Service No :2585126K

Date of Birth : Jun 15,1963

Birth Place : Belgaum ,Karnataka

Service: Army

Last Rank: Naik

Unit :10 Madras

Arm/Regt : The Madras Regiment

Operation : Op Vijay

Date of Martyrdom : Sep 15, 1999

Naik Bahubali B Mattikallammavar

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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