Service No : 3968378

Place of Birth : Bhekhi, Kullu, HP

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

UNIT : 13 Dogra

Regiment : The Dogra Regiment

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 16, 1971

Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma

Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma hailed from Bhekhli Village of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. He did his preliminary education in his native place. Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma had an immense sense of patriotism since his childhood. As soon as he completed his education he joined the army along with his elder brother Shri Gyan Chand Sharma. Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma was inducted into 13 Dogra of the Dogra Regiment.

 

Battle of Siramani, East Pakistan : 16 December 1971

 

During 1971, Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma’s unit of Dogra Regiment was deployed into which is Siramani located in Bangladesh. On 16th Dec 1971, in battle of Siramani 13 Dogra crushed a battalion of  15 Frontier Force Rifles of Pakistani army which led to the surrender of Khulna garrsion. They captured 4 Pakistani officers, one JCO and 18 other ranks while  one officer, 70 other ranks of the enemy were killed. However, 13 Dogra also lost 2 officers and 15 other ranks while  3 JCOs and 44 other ranks got wounded. Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma was also among them who laid down their life in this conquest. For their act of bravery and heroism 13 Dogra was awarded with the “Battle Honour Siramani”.

 

Sepoy Baini Prasad Sharma made supreme sacrifice in the finest tradition of Indian army.

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  • Aayush Kumar - Kullu,Himachal Pradesh

    2018 at 12:18 pm Reply

    thanks to the Honourpoint,he belonged to our neighbouring village,has remained totally unsung.We were told that he had such a zeal to join the Army that he went against the wishes of his family to do it and finally laid down his life fighting in the highest traditions. Unfortunately couldn’t get the honour locally which he deserved. We are working on it and will do it

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