Mahavir Chakra recipient Brigadier Raghubir Singh passes away

Mahavir Chakra recipient legendary veteran, Brigadier Raghubir Singh has passed away. He was commissioned on 18 Apr 1943 into the Sawaiman Guards as a Second Lieutenant and fought a number of wars including the second world war. For this gallant act, the then President of India, Dr S Radhakrishnan, honoured Lieutenant Colonel (later Brigadier) Raghubir Singh with Maha Vir Chakra, the second-highest gallantry award in the country.

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His contribution:

  • He participated in the Burma war in 1944 and went to Japan to fight.
  • Thereafter, he fought in the Indo Pak war of 1947-48 in the Uri sector immediately after independence.
  • During the war of North and South Korea in 1954, he was posted as Chairman of the Neutral Nations Representative Commission (NNRC) as part of the peacekeeping force.
  • During the 1958-59 Israel – Egypt war, he was part of the United Nations Emergency Force.
  • He was commanding his battalion, 18 Rajputana Rifles (later 11 Mechanised Infantry) during the 1965 Indo Pak war. Leading from the front, he proved to be an example for his men to follow displaying excellent standards of bravery during the battle of Asal Uttar.

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