Service No : 2789544A

Date of Birth : May 10,1972

Birth Place : Bijapur, Karnataka

Service : Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 17 RR/11 MLI

Arm/Regt: The Maratha Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom : Jul 14, 2000

Sepoy Basavantray Lingadalli

Sepoy Basavantray Lingadalli belonged to Bijapur district of Karnataka.  He was born on 10th may 1972 to Rudragowda and Sangan Basavamma. Basavantray was eldest among three siblings. He did his basic education in a small village Wadawadagi and graduated from Bijapur district. He joined Army in the year 1992  and was inducted into Maratha Regiment. He was serving in the Poonch sector during 2000 and was barely 28 years old when he laid down his life in the service of the nation.


Every soldier is required to remain fit for the tough duties they are expected to discharge. For that training plays an important role; it could be small arms training, physical fitness training or simulated war training. To hone their skill they need to practice the shooting in ranges.  On 14th July 2000, while undergoing one such practice in the range Sepoy Basavanray Lingadalli was hit by a bullet and was critically wounded by this accidental fire. The bullet passed through the backside of his skull and came out from his left eye. He was immediately evacuated to the hospital, however, he could not survive and succumbed to his injuries. Sepoy Basavantray Lingadalli attained martyrdom by laying down his life in the service of the nation.


Sepoy Basavantray Lingadalli is survived by his wife.

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