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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68 Tributes
  • Kanika vyas - Jodhpur,Rajasthan

    2019 at 8:42 am Reply

    A great sacrifice of his life, big salute to him and his family, sat sat naman

  • Anantharaman - Mumbai Suburban,Maharashtra

    2019 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Om Shanti! I pray for the welfare of his noble family

  • Sudhakar - Bagalkot,Karnataka

    2019 at 2:00 am Reply

    Greatest and noblest of acts. Salute him and pray God to give strength to his family

  • Vn.sgt.s.sekar - Chennai,Tamil Nadu

    2019 at 1:24 pm Reply

    A great sacrifice to our mother land….

  • Psak - Balod,Chhattisgarh

    2019 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Jai hind salute to brave martyrs

  • Vasanthi Subramanyam - Chennai,Tamil Nadu

    2019 at 6:13 am Reply

    A salute to this hero and prayers for his family

  • Deepak Thapa

    2019 at 2:10 pm Reply

    Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan! Jai Hind

  • Rajesh Unni - Pathanamthitta,Kerala

    2019 at 10:37 am Reply

    I salute to the hero of our India

  • SIVARAMAN.I.E - Pondicherry,Puducherry

    2019 at 5:55 am Reply

    YES, I AGREE THE 1st GORKHA RIFLES IS VERY FAMOUS IN THE WORLD WIDE FOR IT’S BRAVERY IN THE PREVIOUS INDO CHINA & INDO PAK WARS. 1st GR & THE NATION LAST
    ONE OF THEIR BOLD & BRAVE VERY YOUNGEST CHILD .
    I PRAY THE ALLMIGHTY GOD TO GIVE PEACEFUL TO HIS SOUL. I SALUTE TO THE FAMILY & ONE OF THE BRAVEST HEROES OF THE LOC.

  • Harish - Bangalore Urban,Karnataka

    2019 at 2:46 pm Reply

    My humble tribute to our brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the peace experienced by us. Jai Hind

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