Service No : 3010962A
Date of Birth : 07 Jun 1990
Place of Birth : Jodhpur dist (Raj)
Last Rank: Sepoy
Unit : 44 RR/17 Rajput
Arm/Regt : The Rajput Regiment
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : 18 Aug 2015
Sep Pabu Ram Thori hailed from Salwa Kalan village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan and was born on 7th Jun 1990. Son of a farmer Shri Bhoma Ram Thori and Smt Luni Devi, Sep Pabu Ram had two brothers, Shri Bhanwar Lal & Shri Dhanaram and two sisters Smt Baby & Smt Munni. Sep Pabu Ram completed his school education from his village Salwa Kalan and subsequently joined the army. He joined the army on 25th Jun 2010 at the age of 20 years. He was recruited into 17 Rajput battalion of the Rajput Regiment, an infantry regiment known for its gallant soldiers and various battle honours.
After serving for 3 years, Sep Pabu Ram got married to Ms Munni Devi on 15th Apr 2014 and the couple had a son Ankit Choudhary. After serving for a couple of years with his parent unit, Sep Pabu Ram was deputed to serve with 44 RR battalion deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations.
Shopian Operation: 11th Aug 2015
During 2015, Sep Pabu Ram was serving with 44 RR battalion deployed in Shopian district of J&K. The AOR (Area of Responsibility) of the battalion was affected by terrorists activities and consequently, the unit was regularly engaged in various operations against the terrorists. On 11th Aug 2015 Sep Pabu Ram and his comrades were tasked for an operation in Shopian district. When the troops were on their way for the operation, their vehicle was attacked by the terrorists in a pre-planned operation. The terrorists hiding in safe places attacked the soldiers with automatic weapons firing indiscriminately.
Though the attack was sudden, Sep Pabu Ram and his team members rose to the occasion and quickly organized themselves to retaliate. Sep Pabu Ram and his comrades counter-attacked with determination to give a be-fitting reply to the terrorists. However, in the ensuing gun battle, Sep Pabu Ram received multiple gunshots including three in his chest & two in the neck. Sep Pabu Ram collapsed with serious injuries and was evacuated to the near by military hospital. Later he was airlifted and transferred to Delhi’s RR hospital. He battled for life for next few days but later succumbed to his injuries on 18th Aug 2015 and was martyred.
Sep Pabu Ram was a determined and gallant soldier who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation at the age of 25 years. Sep Pabu Ram Thori is survived by his father Bhoma Ram Thori, mother Smt Luni Devi, wife Smt Munni Devi, son Ankit Choudhary, brothers Shri Bhanwar Lal & Shri Dhanaram and two sisters Smt Baby & Smt Munni.
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