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Sepoy Ganesh Ram Kunjam was born to Shri Itwari Ram Kunjam and Smt Jageshwari Bai on 28th April 1993. He was a native of Gidhali village in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. He joined the Indian Army at the age of 18 in the year 2011. He was recruited to 16 Bihar of the Bihar Regiment.  

Service Number 4290532 
Place of Birth Gidhali, Chhattisgarh 
Rank Sepoy 
Unit 16 Bihar 
Regiment Bihar Regiment 
Date of Martyrdom 15th June 2020 

During June 2020, Sepoy Ganesh’s unit was deployed in eastern Ladakh close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as part of Operation Snow Leopard. Since early June the tension along the LAC was building up due to construction work in Galwan valley close to the road going from Leh to Daulat Beg Oldie. On 15th June 2020 night, restless Chinese activities were noticed in Galwan valley. Considering the seriousness of the situation, Colonel Santosh Babu the commanding officer of 16 Bihar battalion deployed in the area decided to lead the negotiations. However, the negotiation turned into altercation and altercation turned into scuffle which ultimately took the form of a violent clash with the Chinese soldiers. The clashes continued for hours and many Indian soldiers including Sepoy Ganesh got seriously injured. Sepoy Ganesh, Colonel Santosh Babu and 18 other soldiers later succumbed to their injuries. 

Sepoy Ganesh who laid down his life for the country is survived by his parents. 

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