Service No: 5051280W

Date of Birth : Apr 11, 1994,

Place of Birth : Bagdogra(WB)

Service: Army

Last Rank: Rifleman

Unit : 2/1 Gorkha Rifles

Arm/Regt : 1 Gorkha Rifles

Date of Martyrdom : Jan 11, 2019

Rifleman Jiwan Gurung

Rfn Jiwan Gurung hailed from Bagdogra in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Born on  11th April 1994, Rfn Jiwan Gurung was the youngest son of Sri Kiran Gurung and Smt Poonam Gurung hailing from Singritam village in Lower Lamahatta Gram Panchayat in Darjeeling district. Rfn Gurung joined the Army at the age of 20 years in 2014. He was recruited into 2/1 GR of 1 Gorkha Rifles Regiment, a Regiment known for its fearless soldiers and numerous battle exploits. By 2019, he had completed four years of service and had taken part in various field operations. Besides being a soldier, Rfn Gurung had an inclination towards social service too and everyone in his hometown liked him very much.


Nowshera IED Blast: 11 Jan 2019


During 2019, Rfn Jiwan Gurung’s unit was deployed in Rajouri district of J & K and was manning the forward posts in the Nowshera sector along the LOC. The Nowshera sector often saw ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts by the militants from across the border. The infiltration bids invariably were accompanied with artillery shelling and increased activity by the BAT(Border Action Team) of Pakistani forces.


In another such attempt by the BAT, an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) was planted in the foot track along the LOC to target soldiers patrolling the Laam area in Nowshera sector. On 11 Jan 2019, one Junior Commissioned Officer and two more soldiers were injured in the IED blast.  Following the blast, a massive search operation was launched under the leadership of Maj Shashidharan Nair and Rfn Jiwan Gurung was part of that team. Around 3 PM, when the team was conducting the search operation, it was hit by the blast of another IED. Rfn Jiwan Gurung and his leader, Maj Shashidharan Nair got critically injured and were rushed for the medical treatment. However, they succumbed to their injuries and were martyred.


Rfn Jiwan Gurung was a brave and dedicated soldier who at the young age of 24 years made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation. Rfn Jiwan Gurung is survived by his father Sri Kiran Gurung and mother Smt Poonam Gurung.

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  • Dr. Umamaheswari Markandan

    2019at12:51 pm Reply

    We salute

    • Neelu Sinha

      2019at3:33 pm

      We salute you . We are safe because of your sacrifice .
      Long live .

  • Ajit Raina

    2019at1:14 pm Reply

    to him and his family

  • Pramod Kumar Singh

    2019at1:48 pm Reply

    We salute to our soldiers for their duty to save us on the cost of their lives.


    2019at2:27 pm Reply

    Salute the inborn courage and dedication to duty for The Nation.

  • Sajjan Singh

    2019at3:32 pm Reply

    Having lived with the GR for a short time I found that they are fearless courageous and cheerful soldiers absolutely loyal to the “paltan” and uniform they wear. Coming from a fauji family a loss of a soldier hurts my heart. salute to the brave fallen.

  • Somesh Kumar Sahoo

    2019at4:41 pm Reply

    We salute

  • Rajendra Veer

    2019at5:37 pm Reply

    What can be said sacrifice, salute our hero

  • Vijayan

    2019at5:41 pm Reply

    We salute the great son of Bharath

  • Manmohan

    2019at5:59 pm Reply

    No words can describe the hardship the soldiers go through. Couple of degrees fall of the temperature in the cities makes headlines while nobody writes about the chilling weather and the dipping temperature in the border.

  • DR Mahadev Sanasidda

    2019at6:00 pm Reply

    Despite the omnipresent danger, hardships and privations of life on the nation’s troubled frontiers, He stood tall and firm.
    Soldiers are role model for the people of India

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