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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed (Nishan-E-Haider, Pakistan)



Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed was born on November 10, 1910 in Gujar Khan. Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar started his education from Islamia High School from Faislabad. Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar was very fond of Football and Kabaddi. He is a National Hero of Pakistan. Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar had 3 Brothers and 1 Sister, 1 Daughter and 1 Son.

He was commissioned into the Punjab Regiment, in 1944. During the Kashmir Operations soon after the birth of Pakistan, as a Company Commander in the 2nd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, Captain Muhammad Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties against a strongly fortified enemy position in the Uri Sector under heavy machine-gun, grenade and mortar fire. But on 27 July 1948, as he moved forward with six of his men to cut their way through a barbed wire barrier, he got martyrdom when his chest was hit by a burst of automatic fire.

 His regiment managed to outflank the disorganized Indian troops and forced them to retreat out of the regions which are now known as the Northern Areas in one of the battles of the First Kashmir War. During the Kashmir Operations, as Company Commander[citation needed] of the 2nd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties against a strongly fortified enemy position located in the Uri Sector. His battalion was subject to under heavy machine gun, grenade, and mortar fire. On 27 July 1948, as he moved forward with six of his men to cut their way through a barbed wire barrier, he died when he was shot in the chest with heavy machine gun fire.

On his brave fight Government of Pakistan awarded the Nishan-E-Haider, Pakistan's highest military award to Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed