Service No: JC-690995
Date of Birth : Mar 05, 1959
Birth Place : Periyapatna, Mysore
Last Rank: Subedar
Unit: 305 Fd Amb
Arm/Regt: Army Medical Corps
Operation: Op Falcon
Date of Martyrdom : Aug 04, 2002
Subedar Belliappa KP was born on 5th March 1959 at Periyapatna, Mysore district of Karnataka. He completed his schooling at his native place Periyapatna and got his B.Sc degree from Yuvaraj college at Mysore. Since his younger days Sub Belliappa had a desire to join the army and when he was in 10th grade he joined National Cadet Core (NCC) to get an early experience of military life.
On 13th November 1980, he joined the army and completed his training in Army Medical Corps at Pune. His first posting was at Jammu & Kashmir, after that he was posted to various places like Nagaland, Punjab, Shrinagar, Sikkim and his last posting was to Arunachal Pradesh. He served there for one year as Junior Commissioned officer. Sub Belliappa was married to Kavitha and they had two sons named Bhuvan Belliappa and Tejasvi Belliappa.
He was highly dedicated to his work and for his sincerity to work, he was awarded Sainya Seva medal with clasp J&K, Special service medal with clasp Suraksha, 20 years LSM, high altitude.
Operation Falcon: 04 Aug 2002
On the 04 August 2002, Junior Commissioned officer KP Belliappa was traveling along with the family of his superior officer to collect the payment for his unit at Guwahati. On the way to Guwahati, when they were on the Tenga bridge, the bridge was hit by flash flood and got split. All of them got stuck very badly in the flood. Belliappa without minding his own safety managed to rescue his officer and his family showing extreme bravery and courage. However, his own vehicle along with his driver drifted by a flash flood and drowned.
Subedar Belliappa KP is survived by his wife Kavitha and his two sons.
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