Major Dinesh Raghu Raman was born on April 6th, 1978 to Shri SK Murthy and Smt Mala Murthy. He joined the prestigious National Defence Academy in 1996 and was commissioned into the 19th Battalion of the Jat Regiment. After serving for a few years with his unit, Maj Raman was later deputed to serve with 34 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in the J&K area during the year 2006.
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|Place of Birth
|Date of Martyrdom
|2nd October 2007
On 2nd October 2007, Major Vinay along with Major Dinesh Raghu Raman was assigned the task of launching an operation in a village in Baramulla to flush out the terrorists hiding there. Major Raman quickly analyzed the situation and moved in that direction to save his fellow officer. Displaying camaraderie and esprit-de-corps of the highest order he crawled towards the injured officer under heavy hostile fire. He then extricated him and two other injured soldiers to a safer area. He then moved towards the two terrorists who had caused heavy casualties to the troops and in a fierce close quarter battle shot both of them dead. However, other terrorists were hiding in the nearby house, who fired at Major Raman. This opened another front of gun battle and during the ensuing exchange of fire, Major Raman got seriously injured. Undeterred, he continued leading and motivating his troops and pinned down the terrorists till he fell unconscious. Major Raman was airlifted to the military hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to his injuries.
Major Dinesh Raghu Raman was given the nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award “Ashok Chakra” posthumously.