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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    2019at8:08 am Reply

    May his bravery be an example for others to join the armed forces.
    Salute to the hero and his family

  • Raghukul Bhushan

    2019at10:10 am Reply

    Countryman never dies.My salute to brave soldier.

  • Ajay P Chitnis

    2019at11:03 am Reply

    You will always live in our hearts! You are our Hero

  • Ankur Ahuja

    2019at1:06 pm Reply

    You are our true hero

  • Subhash Mittal

    2019at3:45 pm Reply

    Great service to the nation.You are our real hero.We salute you and your family.We cannot forget your sacrifice.

  • Ayush

    2019at5:16 pm Reply

    You are a hero, may your soul rest in peace. Sacrifice made you immortal.

  • Siddha astha

    2019at7:43 pm Reply

    You ate true hero.

  • Haridasan O

    2019at7:58 pm Reply

    My humble tributes to this brave son of our motherland who paid with his life to ensure the safety of people like me.


    2019at10:55 pm Reply

    Desh pe Marney waaley amar hotey hai…. Jai Hind

  • Gamanjitsingh M Arora

    2019at8:02 am Reply

    It is because of you (ARMED FORCES) that we sleep peacefully in our homes.

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