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Gunner Sahadeva Maruti More belonged to Bijapur Karnataka. He joined the Indian Army in 2011 and was recruited into the Regiment of Artillery. He was a district level player of kabaddi and volleyball. After serving in various operational areas along with his unit, he was later deputed to serve with 41 Rastriya Rifles deployed in J&K. 

Service Number 15228018H 
Place of Birth Bijapur, Karnataka 
Rank Naik 
Unit 41 RR/158 Med Regiment 
Regiment Regiment of Artillery 
Award Sena Medal 
Date of Martyrdom 13th February 2016 

On 13th February 2016, the unit received information from the intelligence about the presence of terrorists in the area. A quick decision was taken to launch a search and destroy operation to deal with terrorists. Gunner Sahadeva was the part of this operation. The team reached the suspected area and heavy firing ensued between the two sides. The Army was successful in eliminating 5 terrorists of Lakshar-e-Taiba. However, Gunner Sahadeva was seriously injured during the cross firing. Later he succumbed to his injuries. 

Gunner Sahadeva was posthumously awarded “Sena Medal” for showing his valiance.

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