Lance Naik Rohitashwa Gurjar was born on 2nd July 1976, to Shri Shivpal Ram. He hailed from the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. He joined the Indian Army in 1996 and got recruited into 288 Med Regt of the Regiment of Artillery. In 2008, Lance Naik Gurjar’s unit was deployed in J&K. His unit was based at the Army camp at Budhkarbu located about 50 Kms from Kargil and 111 Kms from the Siachen base camp.
|Place of Birth||Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan|
|Unit||288 Med Regt|
|Regiment||Regiment of Artillery|
|Date of Martyrdom||23rd April 2008|
On 23 April 2008, Lance Naik Gurjar was assigned the task of collecting the ammunition for the unit from 81 AMN Pt, the designated ammunition store for his unit. Lance Naik Gurjar set off in a vehicle to carry out the assigned task, but the vehicle met with an accident on the way. The vehicle while negotiating a turn near Budhkarbu Army camp toppled and Lance Naik Gurjar got severely injured. He was shifted to a nearby Military Hospital but Lance Naik Gurjar could not survive and later succumbed to his injuries.
Lance Naik Gurjar was a valiant soldier and for his commitment towards the nation, he was awarded the ‘Sena Medal’ posthumously.