Major Nitesh Roy hailed from Ranchi in Jharkhand. He joined the Indian Army in the year 2001 and got commissioned into Army Education Corps (AEC). In 2009, he was deputed to serve as part of an Army contingent in Kabul in Afghanistan.
|Place of Birth||Ranchi, Jharkhand|
|Regiment||Army Education Corps|
|Date of Martyrdom||3rd March 2010|
He was part of the contingent which was tasked to provide humanitarian medical assistance and also educate Afghan Nationals in various subjects. Major Roy was staying in a guest house called ‘Noor’ along with his other team members. On 26th February 2010, the guesthouse was attacked by heavily armed suicide bombers and terrorists. They killed the guard by blowing explosive-laden vehicles and then entered the guesthouse and started attacking unarmed Indian soldiers. Major Nitesh Roy along with his comrade crawled out the debris of their respective rooms and rushed towards the room occupied by the other three officers and directed them towards the innermost corner of the guesthouse. While helping his comrades Major Nitesh himself sustained severe burn injuries. Later he was airlifted to Army’s RR hospital but after few days he succumbed to his injuries.
The brave officer was awarded ‘Shaurya Chakra’ posthumously for displaying a brave front.