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Brigadier Rajinder Singh Jamwal

(1899 – 1947) – (Jammu & Kashmir)

Brigadier Rajinder Singh Jamwal (Aged 48) born on 14 June 1899, in Jammu District, India. He was also known as the Saviour of Kashmir, was an officer in the Jammu and Kashmir State Forces. He died fighting during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948. Along with his troops, he held their positions in Uri for three days from October 23, 1947, to October 26, 1947. Despite facing waves of enemy attacks, they repelled them all and fought until their last bullet and Died on the same Day.

On October 27, 1947, the Maharaja of Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession with India, and Indian troops quickly rushed in to support Brigadier Rajinder Singh. These three days were crucial because if Srinagar had fallen, Kashmir might not have been a part of India. Brigadier Rajinder Singh was posthumously honored with the MahaVir Chakra by Army chief Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa on December 30, 1949.