Pakistani infiltrators have been solely 50 yards away when Main Somnath Sharma despatched his iconic final message to the Brigade Headquarters. “We’re closely outnumbered… I shall not withdraw an inch however will combat to the final man,” he stated. Main Somnath Sharma died for the nation on at the present time in 1947, whereas preventing infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir.
Tribute poured in on social media for Main Sharma, the primary recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, the very best honour for distinguished acts of valour throughout wartime.
Main Sharma was part of the Fourth Batallion of the Kumaon Regiment and was posted in Badgam instantly after independence in 1947. On November 3, 1947, his battalion was beneath fireplace and was outnumbered seven to at least one. Earlier than dropping his life in a motor shell explosion on a pile of ammunition close to him, he transmitted a message to the headquarters informing them that the infiltrators have been closing in.
The official Twitter account of PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defence, remembered Main Sharma’s final phrases in a Twitter publish.
#3Nov1947#BattleOfBadgam is legendary for Maj Somnath Sharma of 4 KUMAON, 1st #ParamVirChakra of #IndianArmy) His iconic final phrases have been, “The enemy are solely 50 yards from us. We’re closely outnumbered.., I shall not withdraw an inch however will combat to the final man & final spherical!” pic.twitter.com/DAkPVjKHVk
— PRO Udhampur, Ministry of Defence (@proudhampur) November 3, 2020
On his loss of life anniversary, a number of politicians and armed forces officers additionally shared tributes remembering Main Sharma, who was posthumously awarded India’s highest army ornament.
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, wrote on Twitter: “His unparalleled gallantry, indomitable braveness & supreme sacrifice throughout the Battle of Badgam can by no means be forgotten.”
Humble tributes to Main Somnath Sharma, the primary recipient of the Param Vir Chakra on his loss of life anniversary. His unparalleled gallantry, indomitable braveness & supreme sacrifice throughout the Battle of Badgam can by no means be forgotten.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 3, 2020
“He led the courageous Kumaonis in a ferocious final stand, outnumbered 7 to 1. A grateful nation awarded him with India’s first Param Veer Chakra,” Main Gaurav Arya wrote.
At present in 1947, Main Somnath Sharma of 4 Kumaon Regiment attained Veergati within the Battle of Budgam. He led the courageous Kumaonis in a ferocious final stand, outnumbered 7 to 1. A grateful nation awarded him with India’s first Param Veer Chakra. #KalikaMataKiJai#ParakramoVijaytepic.twitter.com/Fi3VhnYNWg
— Main Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) November 3, 2020
Various posts remembering the hero have flooded Twitter.
03 Nov 1947
Within the Battle of #Budgam, Main Somnath Sharma displayed unparalleled #gallantry, indomitable #courage, the distinctive intuition of a warrior & made the supreme sacrifice. Posthumously awarded #ParamVirChakra. (26/n)#SavioursofJammuKashmir1947https://t.co/Ga0gdtBCgnpic.twitter.com/dVu6eD8j3h
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) November 3, 2020
#3Nov1947 Maj Somnath Sharma,4 KUMAON,1st #ParamVirChakra#IndianArmy His iconic final phrases..“दुश्मन हमसे 50 गज की दूरी पर है l दुश्मनों की संख्या हमसे बहुत अधिक है lमैं एक इंच भी पीछे नहीं हटूंगा,मैं अपनी आखिरी गोली और आखिरी जवान तक दुश्मनों का सामना करता रहूंगा l #Badgampic.twitter.com/QLTvuzqYYe
— PRO Kohima, Ministry Of Defence (@prodefkohima) November 3, 2020
Have had the honour of paying obeisance at Main Somnath Sharma’s memorial on quite a few events ????????????????
Our Heroes Will At all times Be Remembered With Utmost Respects ????????
Jai Hind ????????
— KJS DHILLON (@Tiny_Dhillon) November 3, 2020
Main Somnath Sharma was born on January 31, 1923. He turned the primary recipient of the Param Vir Chakra in 1950.
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