Who is Major Bakhtawar Singh Brar? Legendary veteran passes away!

Major Bakhtawar Singh Brar is one of the oldest veterans of the Indian Army. The man served in the Kumaon Regiment. Unfortunately, the man passed away in the United States on Monday. At the time of his death, the veteran was 109 years old.

Born in Faridkot district in November 1913, Major Brar first served in the Faridkot Cantonment Force. He then continued to serve the 6th Kumaon Regiment before retiring in 1963.

In 1934, Major Brar joined the Maharaja of Faridkot’s State Forces. The veteran was also awarded the Man of Mention award during the trip.

This award was presented by the King of England in 1942. He received the award for leading and directing his company in Waziristan against the Pathan.

In 1945, this man was assigned to the 6th Kumaon Regiment. He saw action during World War II in Burma. In November 1957, Major Brar was assigned to clear snow during the rescue operation in Baltal. For this, Major Brar was again awarded the Mention of the Trip award.

In 1959, Major Brar led a contingent of six Kumaon men at the Republic Day Parade. He was also awarded the ‘Communication Card’ of the Army Chief of Staff for his service in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1960. In March 1960, the man was appointed to the 111th Infantry Battalion.

Major – Family

Gurnam Kaur Brar is the wife of Major Brar. The couple have two sons – Harbinder Singh, a professional doctor, and Major Manjit Singh Brar, a retired army officer who served in Kumaon 12.

After retirement, Major Brar decided to become a farmer in California and thus settled there. Surprisingly, he became one of the richest farmers in California.

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Source: pagasa.edu.vn

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