New Delhi: Captain Anuj Nayyar made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation on July 7, 1999 as he laid down his life in the Kargil War after a valiant fight against the enemy.
Captain Nayyar, who was an officer of the 17th Battalion, Jat Regiment, was only 24 when he laid down his life, fighting for our nation.
The young soldier showed exemplary courage on the battlefield.
Captain Nayyar was given the task of recapturing Pt. 4875, also known as Pimple II, then occupied by the Pakistani military.
It was a very difficult but he took the task in his own hands as capturing this peak was a top priority to win the war.
He along with his company secured three out of four bunkers. But as was moving head to capture the fourth bunker an enemy grenade hit him.
He was gravely injured but did not back down until he had captured the last bunker as well.
It was the success of this mission that led to the capturing of Tiger Hill that ultimately made the enemy forces withdraw from the battle.
Captain Nayyar, who was born to his parents on this day in 1975 in Delhi, left behind a loving family who fondly remembers him. He was engaged at the time and was supposed to get married once he came back from the field.
He left his engagement ring with his commanding officer when he left for the mission, asking him to return it to his fiancée, in case he never came back.
“Patriotism wasn't a word for this martyr, it was his life. The purpose he lived for, and laid down his life for,” this is how scoopwhoop.com described Captain Nayyar.