Ummed Singh Mahra
|Born||January 21, 1942|
|Died||July 6, 1971 29) (aged|
|Unit||19th Battalion, The Rajputana Rifles Nagaland-1971|
Captain Ummed Singh Mahra (21 January 1942–06 July 1971) was a posthumous recipient of the Ashoka Chakra.
Captain Ummed was born in a Kumaoni Rajput family in Almora, born in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. In 1967 he graduated from the Indian Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 19 battalion of Rajputana Rifles Rajputana Rifles on 11 June.He was promoted lieutenant on 11 June 1969.
In July 1971, as an acting captain, he led a raiding party against the headquarters of an insurgent group in Nagaland. Though wounded in a firefight, he continued to lead the operation which captured a large cache of arms, ammunition and important documents. He died of his wounds after returning from the raid. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime military decoration.
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