Service No : 4294823Y
Birth Place: Ganga Sagar (WB)
Last Rank: Sepoy
Unit: 6 Bihar
Arm/Regt : The Bihar Regiment,
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : Sep 18, 2016
Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai (22) belonged to Ganga Sagar village in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Sep Ghorai belonged to 6 Bihar regiment of the Indian Army and was among the 19 brave hearts who laid down their lives in the line of duty in September 2016 when Pakistani terrorists struck the Army’s Administrative base in Uri sector of J & K. Sep Biswajit, the youngest of two brothers and a sister, had joined the Army 26 months ago. Two of his cousins were in the armed forces and that had inspired him to follow suit. The Ghorai family had mortgaged the little land they had to fund Biswajit’s education and his application for a job in the army. Sep Biswajit was first posted in Bihar and then transferred to J & K at Uri.
Father Rabindranath Gorai had said proudly, “Martyrs never die. I have lost my son. I don’t know how we will live, but I must say that I am proud. I know he died for the nation”.
2016 Uri attack :
He was one of the 19 soldiers who was martyred in Uri Attack in Sep 2016. At around 5:30 a.m. on 18 September, four militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the Line of Control in a pre-dawn ambush. They lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes followed by indiscriminate firing by automatic weapons. As a rear administrative base camp, the HQs had a fuel storage facility, which caught fire along with tents with soldiers sleeping in them. As a result of this dastardly attack, 17 army personnel were martyred. A gun battle ensued that lasted for six hours, during which all the four militants were killed. An additional 19-30 soldiers were also reported to have been injured in the attack. Most of the soldiers martyred were from the 10 Dogra and 6 Bihar regiments. One of the injured soldiers succumbed to his injuries on 19 September at R&R Hospital in New Delhi, followed by another soldier on 24 September, bringing the death toll to 19. The nation will remain grateful to this brave soldier for his courage and supreme sacrifice.
Sepoy Biswajit Ghorai is survived by his parents, sister, and brother.
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