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What is Happening

A meeting of the War Decorated Trust was held on Thursday at Chandigarh. The following Trustees were present:

  • Brig Sant Singh, MVC** (in the Chair)
  • Brig NS Sandhu, MVC
  • Brig KS Chandpuri, MVC, VSM
  • Capt Reet MP Singh, VrC

Discussion centered around passing the audited accounts for the year 2012-2013 and the Scholarship Scheme of the Trust.



Vir Chakra (VrC)
Awardee: Nk Babu Rewane, VrC

Gazette Notification: 10 Pres 52,26-1-52
Operation: 1948 Polo - Hyderabad
Date of Award: 06 Sep 1948

Naik Babu Rewane was section commander with the forward platoon of B Company in an attack on the Mukund Bridge on 6 September 1948. On reaching the objective, the enemy opened up heavy fire and continued it throughout the day, which prevented the company from consolidating. Naik Rewane controlled his fire extremely well in an effort to silence the enemy. Shortly after when the Bren gunner of his section was wounded, Naik Babu Rewane got hold of the gun, manned it himself and knocked out the enemy post, which had been firing at the company. 

With complete disregard for his personal safety, Naik Rewane collected his men and led them to the top. While maintaining control of his section, he continued firing the Bren gun for two and half-hours. When he started running out of ammunition, he crawled to get some more but in doing so he got a burst of enemy fire in his chest and was killed instantly. The bravery and leadership of Naik Rewane had inspired his men to continue the fight. 

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