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Captain Devashish Sharma was born to Shri Jitendra Kumar Sharma and Smt Nirmala Sharma and belonged to Madhya Pradesh. He was commissioned into the Army in the Army medical corps (AMC) in 1992. On completing his training, Captain Devashish was posted to the Garhwal Rifles Regiment’s 10th Battalion on January 22, 1993. On January 12, 1994, he was transferred to the 26 Punjab, deployed in J&K for counter-insurgency operations. 

Service Number MR-6368 
Rank Captain 
Unit 26 Punjab 
Regiment Army Medical Corps 
Award Kirti Chakra 
Date of Martyrdom 10th December 1994 

Based on the information received from the intelligent sources about the presence of the militants, 26 Punjab launched an operation on 10th December 1994. The assault team of the unit reached the suspected area in Dangarpur village of Kashmir valley and launched the search and cordon operation. Captain Devashish was part of the operation to provide medical aid in case of medical emergencies. The militants hiding in the village house opened fire at the troops after being surrounded and challenged. A fierce gun battle followed thereafter with a heavy exchange of fire. During the cross firing, many soldiers of the unit got injured and Captain Devashish rushed forward to provide medical aid to them. However, Captain Devashish too got hit on his left thigh and started bleeding profusely but he continued treating to other wounded soldiers. Later he was evacuated but succumbed to his injuries.  

Captain Devashish Sharma was awarded with nation’s second highest peacetime gallantry award ‘Kirti Chakra’ posthumously. 

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