Service No : 4577583
Place of Birth : Barmer dist, (Raj)
Last Rank: Sepoy
Unit: 1 RR/4 Mahar
Arm/Regt: The Mahar Regiment
Awards ; Shaurya Chakra
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Date of Martyrdom : May 25, 2015
Sepoy Dharma Ram Beniwal belonged to village Taratara in Barmer district of Rajasthan. He joined the army in 2004 and was recruited into 4 Mahar of the famed Mahar Regiment. During his initial years, he served with his unit in different operational areas with diverse terrain and operational conditions. He was later deputed to 1 RR unit engaged in anti-insurgency operations in J & K.
Kulgam Operation: 25 May 2015
During 2015, Sepoy Dharma Ram’s unit 1 RR was deployed in Kulgam sector of J & K. On 25 May 2015, Sep Dharma Ram was part of a patrol launched by Major Kobitirha Sanyal towards village Kanjikul in Kulgam district. At 1300 hours the patrol team came under a sudden heavy volume of fire from a nearby house. Sep Dharma Ram exhibited the exemplary presence of mind to warn his team about the direction of fire and took on the terrorist himself to prevent any team member from getting injured.
During the gun-battle Sep Dharma Ram got hit by two bullets but undeterred he exhibited exemplary field craft to crawl to an appropriate position from where he brought accurate fire on the terrorist and injured him gravely. The terrorist was thus neutralized and identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba District Commander. However, Sep Dharma Ram later succumbed to his injuries and was martyred. Sep Dharma Ram displayed exceptional courage and determination and was awarded “Shourya Chakra” for his conspicuous act of gallantry.
Sepoy Dharma Ram is survived by mother Amrudevi, brother Vijaramji (also an army veteran), wife Timodevi, daughter Rajeshwari and son Harish.
The citation for the Shaurya Chakra awarded to him reads:
On 25 May 2015 Sepoy Dharma Ram was part of a patrol launched by Major Kobitirha Sanyal towards village Kanjikul at Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. At 1300 hours the patrol came under a sudden heavy volume of fire from a nearby house. Sepoy Dharma Ram exhibited the exemplary presence of mind to warn his team of the direction of fire and encountered the terrorist fearlessly in a direct firefight. He selflessly put himself in the face of terrorist fire and fought with nerves of steel to prevent any team member from getting injured.
During the firefight, the individual sustained two bullet wounds on his back and thigh. Unmindful and undeterred from the grave injury and although bleeding profusely the individual exhibited exemplary field craft to crawl to an appropriate position from where he brought accurate fire on the terrorist and injured him gravely. The terrorist was thus neutralized and identified as Lashkar-e-Toiba District Commander.
Sepoy Dharma Ram made supreme sacrifice of his life in true traditions of the Indian Army. For this act of courage beyond the call of duty, dogged determination and conspicuous gallantry Sepoy Dharma Ram is awarded “SHAURYA CHAKRA” (POSTHUMOUSLY).
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