Service No : 2621681L
Date of Birth : January 1, 1992
Place of birth : Dharwad, Karnataka
Service : Army
Last Rank : Sepoy
Unit : 21 Madras
Arm/Regt : The Madras Regiment
Operation : Op Rakshak
Martyrdom : July 29, 2016
Sepoy Hasansab Khudavand hailed from Saidapur village in Navalagund Tehsil of Dharwad district in Karnataka and was born on 01 Jan 1992. Son of Shri Imamsab Khudavand and Smt Zeenatbee Khudavand, he had a younger brother Mabusab (Born on 31 May 1994) and a younger sister Paravenbanu (Born on 20 Feb 1995) as his siblings. He joined the Indian Army after completing his initial education on 22 March 2013 at the age of 19 years. He was recruited into 21 Madras Battalion of the Madras Regiment, an infantry Regiment known for its gallant soldiers and numerous battle honours.
Op Rakshak (J&K) : 29 July 2016
During 2016, Sep Hasansab was serving with the unit deployed in Batalik sector of J & K as part of "Operation Rakshak". As the unit was located near the LOC, its troops were manning various forward posts in its AOR(Area of Responsibility). Besides manning designated forward posts the unit also operated regular patrols to monitor the gaps between the manned posts. The troops had to exercise extreme caution while paroling as the terrain was very tough with various natural obstacles and also scattered with enemy laid mines or booby traps.
On 29 July 2016, Sep Hasansab, was part of a patrol party led by Sub Basappa Patil of his unit. The patrol party while traversing through the their planned route came under a mine blast at Ganasok sub-sector in Batalik sector. The blast was very severe and the soldiers including Sub Patil and Sep Hasansab suffered grievous injuries. They were evacuated for the medical treatment but the injuries were very serious. Consequently Sep Hasansab Khudavand and Sub Basappa Patil later succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Sep Hasansab Khudavand was a valiant and devoted soldier, who laid down his life in the service of the nation.
Sep Hasansab Khudavand is survived by his mother Smt Zeenatbee Khudavand, father Shri Imamsab Khudavand, younger sister Ms Paravenbanu Khudavand and younger brother Shri Mabusab Khudavand.