Service No : 3189213X
Date of Birth : August 9, 1978
Place of birth : Hisar Dist (Haryana)
Service : Army
Last Rank : Sepoy
Unit : 8 Jat
Arm/Regt : The Jat Regiment
Operation : Op Vijay ( Kargil )
Martyrdom : July 9, 1999
Sep Pavitra Kumar Sheoran hailed from Milakpur village in Narnaud tehsil of Hisar district in Haryana and was born on 09 Aug 1978. Son of an army veteran Late Kitab Singh Sheoran and Smt Sujani Devi, he had two brothers Pradeep and Savitra as his siblings. He wanted to serve in the Army like his father since his younger days and would often ask his father for a gun as a toy. His father served with 7 Cavalry of the Armoured Corps and retired in 1985. His resolve to join the Army grew with age and consequently, after completing his school education, he joined the army in the year 1996 at the age of 18 years. He was recruited into 8 Jat battalion of the well-known Jat Regiment, an infantry regiment widely respected for its intrepid soldiers and numerous battle exploits. This battalion was raised on 14 Dec 1941 at Jabalpur and took part in various operations since its inception.
Op Vijay (Kargil War) : 08/09 July 1999
During 1999, Sep Pavitra Kumar Sheoran's unit 8 Jat was deployed in J & K along the LOC. In 1999, the Indian Army detected a massive infiltration by the Pakistani military and paramilitary forces in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir. The army quickly mobilized its forces to drive out the Pakistani infiltrators from Indian territory. 8 Jat was one of many battalions deployed in the region as part of "Op Vijay" to give a befitting reply to the aggression of Pakistani forces. On 8/9th of July 1999 as part of ongoing operations, 8 Jat battalion was assigned the task of capturing an enemy post at “Majnu”, located at over 17,000 feet. Sep Pavitra Kumar Sheoran was part of the team that was assigned this operational task.
Since the post was militarily significant for the enemy, it was heavily defended. The post was located in a treacherous, mountainous terrain at about 17,000 feet and covered with snow. On the night of 08 July 1999, 8 Jat team including Sep Pavitra Kumar began climbing towards their fortified objective with picks and axes. Sep Pavitra Kumar and his comrades reached the objective despite facing intense enemy artillery and mortar fire in the morning of 09 July 1999. However all of a sudden an enemy shell fell and burst near to him, injuring him severally. Sep Pavitra Kumar soon succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. This operation later facilitated the capture of Point 5301. Sep Pavitra Kumar Sheoran was a valiant and gritty soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty following the highest traditions of the Indian Army.
Sep Pavitra Kumar Sheoran is survived by his mother Smt Sujani Devi, and two brothers Shri Pradeep Kumar Sheoran & Shri Savitra Kumar Sheoran.