Service No : 16121914P

Place of birth : Prakasam, (AP)

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sapper

Unit : 3 Engr Regt

Arm/Regt : The Corp of Engineers

Awards : Sena Medal

Martyrdom : April 11, 2020

Sapper Sangi Reddy Sanjeeva Reddy SM

Sapper Sangi Reddy Sanjeeva Reddy hailed from KS.pally village in Giddaluru Mandal tehsil of Prakasam District in Andhra Pradesh. He joined the Army after completing his school education and was recruited into 3 Engr Regt of the Corps of Engineers, the important combat support arm of the Indian Army. 

 

North Sikkim Operation : 06 Apr 2020

 

During 2020, Sapper Sangi Reddy Sanjeeva Reddy's unit 3 Engr Regt was deployed in North Sikkim near the Indo-China border. The AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit spanned over remote rugged mountainous terrain with extreme weather conditions specially in the winter season. The troops were deployed on various forward posts and often undertook patrol to monitor the area in between the manned posts. Sapper Sangi Reddy and his comrades from 3 Eng Regt provided engineering support services to the troops from other units. The heavy snow fall often blocked the roads and hampered the movement of troops which necessitated frequent clearance operations. Sapper Sangi Reddy was undertaking one such snow clearance operation with a dozer on 06 Apr 2020. As the operation was underway, a horrific avalanche struck him. 

 

The magnitude and suddenness of the avalanche did not give him any time to take any evasive actions. As a result Sapper Sangi Reddy got trapped under tons of snow. A massive rescue operation was launched with more than 250 military personnel along with helicopters, tracker dog, snow avalanche rescue dog and other support equipment.  The rescue team eventually managed to locate his body on 11 Apr 2020, but by that time he had lost his life owing to prolonged exposure to extreme cold conditions. Sapper Sangi Reddy was a brave and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty.

 

Sapper Sangi Reddy Sanjeeva Reddy was given the gallantry award, “Sena Medal” on 26 Jan 2021 for his courage, camaraderie, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice.

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12 Comments
  • Azher Khan

    2021at5:40 pm Reply

    Giving a life for the country is the greatest act of patriotism and your valour is evident from what you gave up brother. People of our country and the generations to come shall remain indebted to you and your family forever! Jai Hind

    • KALYANKAR MANASVIJYOTHIRMAI

      2021at10:10 am

      In loving memory of all the faces that have been buried for the nation.
      Army officers are not just patriots but are parents to the citizens of our country.
      A huge salute to the families of the martyrs.
      There is no tribute that can truly match the magnitude of your sacrifice.
      Rest in peace, Brave Matryrs.
      Jai Hind.

  • Srilalitha

    2021at12:53 am Reply

    Hailing from AP and postes in the mountainous terrón in in dia China bordee,
    we salute tour courage, dedicación año commitment. God bless the family

  • Balamurali G

    2021at5:45 pm Reply

    Dear Family Members of Sapper Sangi Reddy Sanjeeva Reddy SM
    Greetings!
    We would not be living the way we do now if it weren’t for the brave man who sacrificed his life for our freedom and safety. He brought fame, honour and respect to our beloved motherland. Be it any weather, he protected us. He was an ordinary person who faced extraordinary circumstances and acted with courage, honour and self-sacrifice. He is a true patriot. We are proud to have such a brave man. We will miss him dearly.
    Jai Hind!!!

    • Parmod Saini

      2021at10:19 am

      You have done a great thing for whole the country. Everyone don’t have courage to do this type of sacrifice. You made it at the age when others didn’t know what to do in life. Your family also had a great contribution in this. I salute to you and your family from depth of my heart. Jai Hind.

  • KALYANKAR MANASVIJYOTHIRMAI

    2021at10:09 am Reply

    In loving memory of all the faces that have been buried for the nation.
    Army officers are not just patriots but are parents to the citizens of our country.
    A huge salute to the families of the martyrs.
    There is no tribute that can truly match the magnitude of your sacrifice.
    Rest in peace, Brave Matryrs.
    Jai Hind.

  • Diksha sharma

    2021at2:19 pm Reply

    Dear Sapper Sangi Reddy Sanjeeva Reddy SM you gave your today so that we can live our tomorrow peacefully.
    Salute to brave heart for sacrifice.
    Jai hind

  • Lakshmi Vedula

    2021at9:51 pm Reply

    Grand salute to this truly courageous man! I hope you are resting in peace and your sacrifice will not go into vain. God bless your family. Jai hind!

    • Ambati Poli Reddy

      2021at7:07 pm

      Sangireddy Sanjeeva Reddy was my childhood friend and one of brother, He served in IA since September 2012 to April 2020. His life being inspired to Young blood.

  • Ankita Kirti

    2021at10:15 am Reply

    May god give strengths & courage to those families who lost their dear ones. They are martyred. May Bhagwan grant them rest in peace.
    God bless the courageous souls. May the families get lot of strength. Strength to their families to bear this pain of losing a loved one for the protection of our country.

  • Sarvesh Kumar Tiwari

    2021at10:12 am Reply

    Salute to you for protecting India’s border & honour. My thoughts are with your families during this hour
    Jai Jawan, Jai Bharat.

  • mala

    2021at3:10 pm Reply

    Great Salute Sir. Great Salute to his parents who sacrificed his son for the nation.
    But feeling depressed when I know that their parents are deprived of the benefits after his death.

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