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Rifleman Jayadrath Singh was born in a village of Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. His parents were Shri Jasveer Singh and Smt Mamta Devi. He was fondly called as ‘Bholu’ by his villagers. At the age of just 18, he joined Indian Army, where he was recruited to 2 Raj Rif, of Rajputana Rifles, a very decorated battalion with awards and decorations including many battle honours.

Service No16020076K
DOBApril 28, 1989
Last RankRifleman
Unit2 Raj Rif
Arm/RegtThe Rajputana Rifles
AwardAshoka Chakra
Date Of MartyrdomJuly 21, 2017


During July 1997 2 Raj Rif was deployed in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district to counter terrorism in that area. He was posted at a forward post near LoC. On 21st July around 6 P.M. Pakistan Army, initiated firing to the Indian Army posts in the Sunderbani sector. They continued firing for a long duration, in many border areas of Rajouri district. The Indian Army also retaliated the fire with full power causing some damage in the neighbouring country. And the exchange of fire went on for some hours. In this exchange of both sides of fire, Rifleman Jayadrath Singh, who was giving a befitting reply to the enemy, was injured badly, and taken to the nearby hospital after the regular first aid. But, hours later, he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom for the country. He was remembered as a very brave soldier who fought with his best to protect his country from the enemy, by his senior officers.

He was survived by his father and mother and brother Ajay Kumar, who also served in the Army.

“We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.”