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Bishnu Shrestha Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Facts, Biography & More

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Profession: Retired Inadian Army Officer
Caste: Newar
Age: 44 Years

Bishnu Shrestha

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameBishnu Prasad Shrestha
ProfessionEx Indian Army Officer (took Voluntary Retirement)
Famous ForMayur Express robbery incident where he fought 40 dacoits single-handedly.
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Defence Services
Service/BranchIndian Army
Flag of Indian Army
RankNot Known
Service YearsRetired in 2010
Unit7th Battalion of the 8th Gurkha Infantry
8th Gorkha Rifles Logo
Awards• Sena Medal for bravery
Sena Medal
• The Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak medal
Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak
Personal Life
Date of Birth1975
Age (as in 2019)44 Years
BirthplaceBachchha Deurali Khola, Parbat District, Nepal
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NationalityNepalese
HometownBachchha Deurali Khola, Parbat District, Nepal
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
ReligionNot Known
CasteNewar [1]Wikipedia
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot known
Family
ParentsFather- Gopal Babu
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Bishnu Shrestha

  • Bishnu Shrestha, born 1975, is a retired Indian Army officer. He belongs to Parbat district, Nepal.
  • He took voluntary retirement from the military in August 2010. He and his father were in service in the 7th Battalion of the 8th Gurkha Infantry.
  • He shot to fame when he single-handedly fought off 40 robbers while travelling from Ranchi to Gorakhpur in Maurya Express on 2nd September 2010.
  • In an interview, he said that some robbers posed as passengers started snatching and looting jewellery, cell phones, cash, laptops and other belongings from the passengers. He was robbed off his wristwatch, mobile and wallet.
  • Amidst all this situation, he decided not to indulge in the fight but when robbers tried to gang rape a girl sitting next to him in front of her parents, he drew out his traditional weapon, Kukri and in an ensuing battle between him and robbers, 3 robbers were killed and 8 were injured. Rest, however, managed to flee.
  • The scuffle lasted for 20 minutes and he sustained serious injuries to his left arm which left him hospitalized for 2 months though eventually, he gained the full function of his injured arm.

    Injured Bishnu Shrestha

    Injured Bishnu Shrestha

  • After 20 minutes the train reached Chittaranja station where the West Bengal Police arrested the eight injured dacoits and recovered around 4,00,000 Indian rupees in cash, 40 gold necklaces, 200 cell phones, 40 laptops and other items that the fleeing robbers dropped in the train.
  • The family of the girl, whom he saved also offered him a cash reward, but he refused it saying-

    Fighting the enemy in battle is my duty as a soldier. Taking on the thugs on the train was my duty as a human being.”

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