Service No: 2597195M

Date of Birth :May 10,1974

Place : Karnataka

Service: Army

Last Rank: Naik

Unit : 25 RR

Arm/Regt : The Madras Regiment

Operation: Op Rakshak

Date of Martyrdom : 24 Jul, 2007

Naik Thimmaiah KK

Naik Thimmaiah KK was born in Coorg in Karnataka on 10th May 1974.  He completed his graduation at Coorg and joined the Army on 15th December 1993. After his training he joined 9 Madras unit of the famed the Madras Regiment and  served with the unit from 01 December 1994 to 7th October 1997. Naik Thimmaiah  during his service career participated in numerous operations from 1997 to 2007 and proved his mettle as a brave and a committed soldier.


Naik Thimmaiah evolved into a battle-hardened soldier by his involvement in various operations in different terrain and environment. His operational experience included participation in Op Rakshak from 12th December 1994 to 7th October  1997, Op Meghdoot From 10th October 2000 to  30th July 2001, Op Parakram  4th January 2002 to 12th October 2002 and Op Rakshak from 8th July 2005 to 24th July 2007.


During his service life, Naik Thimmaiah demonstrated a high level of commitment and courage in carrying out the assigned tasks. This was evident from the appreciation he earned from his seniors and accolades received in the form of, Special Service Medal, High Altitude Medal, Siachen Glacier Medal, Op Vijay Medal, Badge of Sacrifice and Veerputra award from ISBR Business School, Bangalore.


Naik Thimmaiah got married to Asha CT on 19th May 2005 and had a daughter Deeya who was born on 28th June 2006. Naik Thimmaiah was martyred on 24 July 2007, when his daughter was barely one year old.


Op Rakshak: 20 July 2007


During 2007, Naik Thimmaiah was on deputation to serve with 25 RR unit engaged in anti-terrorist operations in J & K area. On 20 July 2007, during Op Rakshak, Naik Thimmaiah along with comrades was passing through a militant-infested area in Poonch district of J & K. The convoy of the soldiers was attacked by the terrorists hiding in the nearby forest area. Though it was a surprise attack, the troops rose to the occasion and in a swift action counterattacked. A fierce gun-battle ensued thereafter with the heavy exchange of fire. However, during the attack, Naik Thimmaiah received gunshots on his neck, right thigh and hips and was grievously injured. He was shifted to the military hospital but finally succumbed to his injuries and was martyred on 24 July 2007.


Naik Thimmaiah was a gallant and dedicated soldier who laid down his life in the service of the nation. Naik Thimmaiah is survived by his wife Asha and daughter Deeya.

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  • Glorie Matthew

    2017at1:41 pm Reply

    Your supreme sacrifice will always be remembered..Jai Hind

  • Philomina sam

    2017at10:52 am Reply

    We shall forever remain indebted to you for your service to the nation. Jai Hind

  • Reeta Jamwal Sumbria

    2019at7:39 am Reply

    I salute your valour and supreme sacrifice Brave Heart.Jai Hind


    2020at6:56 am Reply

    We are proud of you sir and you will always be remembered for your courage commitment towards this nation.
    Jai Hind

  • S. Ganesan

    2020at8:43 pm Reply

    Jai jawan

  • Neha Pal

    2021at10:30 am Reply

    Very proud of your deeds, action & sacrifice and salute to the great contribution which cannot be expressed in just words for which we shall be ever grateful. You are an true inspiration for us who has enlighten our life with your example giving us a direction of true love for our nation mother India. Very proud of you and your family.

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