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CHME Ashu Singh Rajawat hailed from Chitava of Nagaur district in Rajasthan. During 2016, he was serving with INS Viraat, the Centaur class Aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy as Chief Mechanical Engineer.  

Service Number 131980-F 
Place of Birth Nagaur, Rajasthan 
Rank CHME 
Unit INS Viraat 
Award Shaurya Chakra 
Date of Martyrdom 6th March 2016 

On 6th March 2016, in the B Boiler Room of INS Viraat, the nation’s prestigious aircraft carrier, the material providing heat insulation to water pipes started smouldering. CHME Ashu leads the task of fighting the fire relentlessly for 35 minutes with all other watchkeeper and Standing Sea Fire Party personnel. He also saved the lives of his comrades disregarding his own and sacrificed his life.  

The brave warrior CHME Ashu Singh also received the prestigious ‘Shaurya Chakra’ posthumously for displaying outstanding leadership and valiance. 

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