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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3 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

  • 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!!!

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