Service No : 2793968N

Date of Birth : 02 Jun 1976

Place of Birth: Nasik, (MH)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Sepoy

Unit : 19 Maratha LI

Arm/Regt : The Maratha LI

Operation: Op Rakshak

Date of Martyrdom : 01 Jan 2005

Sepoy Pagar Sharad Pralhad

Sep Pagar Sharad Pralhad hailed from Kalamdari village in Nasik district of Maharashtra. Son of Shri Pralhad Devram Pagar and Smt Durgabai Pralhad Pagar, Sep Pagar Sharad was born on 2nd Jun 1996. After completing his school education Sep Pagar Sharad joined the army at the age of 20 years on 24th Oct 1996. He was recruited into 19 MLI of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry regiment known for its brave soldiers and numerous battle honours. 

 

By 2005, Sep Pagar Sharad had completed around nine years of service and had developed into a committed soldier. During these years, Sep Pagar Sharad served in several operational areas in J&K, Rajasthan and Arunachal Pradesh. After serving for few years Sep Pagar Sharad got married to Ms. Bharti on 17th Apr 2001 and the couple had a daughter Tanuja and son Amol.

 

Op Rakshak: 01 Jan 2005

 

During 2005, Sep Pagar Sharad ‘s unit was deployed along the LOC in J&K for counter-insurgency operations. As the area of operation (AOP) of the unit was prone to infiltration by the militants from across the border, the unit had to maintain a high state of alert at all times. The unit launched regular patrols to monitor the suspicious movements. On 1st Jan 2005, Sep Pagar Sharad was part of one such armed patrol along the LOC. The patrol area also had very hostile weather conditions with many avalanche-prone areas. The patrol party of Sep Pagar Sharad had to face the brunt of one such avalanche on that day. 

 

A horrific avalanche struck the patrol party when they were passing through one of the avalanche-prone areas along the path. Sep Pagar Sharad and his team members were taken by surprise and did not get any time to take any evasive action. Sep Pagar Sharad and few other soldiers got buried in tons of snow. A rescue operation was launched thereafter but Sep Pagar Sharad could not be saved.

 

Sep Pagar Sharad Pralhad was a valiant soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty. He is survived by his wife Smt Bharti, daughter Tanuja and son Amol.

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