Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore Wiki, Age, Death, Family, Honours, Biography & More

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Death Date: 06/02/1948
Age: 31 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried

Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore, PVC

NicknameHanuman Bhagat Bal Brahmachari [1]The Indian Print
ProfessionArmy Personnel
Famous ForBattle of Tain Dhar
Military Service
Service/Branch Indian Army
Service Years 21 November 1941 - 6 February 1948
Unit1st Battalion of the Rajput Regiment (now 4th Battalion of the Guards)
Service Number 27373
Awards, Honours, Achievements • The Param Vir Chakra
Father of Naik Jadunath Singh, Bir Bal Singh, receiving the PVC on behalf of his son from the President on 26 January 1950

• The Shipping Corporation of India named an oil ship after him
The Oil Tanker named after Naik Jadunath Singh, in his honour

• The government has made a sports stadium at his birthplace in his honour
• A chowk at Lucknow has been named to honour the martyr
Naik Jadunath Chowk at Lucknow

• Army Postal Service Corps released a cover letter in his remembrance
Cover letter released by the Army to honour Naik Jadunath Singh, PVC
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 November 1916 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2021)31 Years
BirthplaceKhajuri village, Shahjahanpur district, United Province ( now Uttar Pradesh)
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownKhajuri village, Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolHe studied at a village school till class 4th [2]Bravest of the brave by Kittu Reddy
CasteRajput [3]The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories by Rachna Bisht Rawat
Food HabitVegetarian [4]India of the Past
AddressVillage Khajuri, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh – 242001, India
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Bir Bal Singh Rathore (farmer)
Mother- Jamuna Kanwar

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Jadunath Singh Rathore

  • Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore was an on-duty soldier in the Indian Army who is well known in the course of history for the Battle of Tain Dhar. Jadunath Singh Rathore was awarded India’s highest gallantry award the Param Vir Chakra for his decisive role during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947-48. Jadunath died after receiving multiple gunshot wounds to his head and chest during the Battle of Tain Dhar. [5]Bravest of the Brave: Heroes of the Indian Army by Kittu Reddy
  • Jadunath belonged to a very poor, agrarian family. His family could not afford Jadunath’s further studies, as a result of which, he had to drop out of his school at a very young age. [6]Bravest of the Brave: Heroes of the Indian Army by Kittu Reddy
  • Jadunath began helping his parents in doing farm-related work. He grew up to be a renowned wrestler in his village. [7]Royal Patiala
  • On 21 November 1941, at the age of 25 years, Jadunath Singh Rathore was enlisted in the British Indian Army’s Rajput Regiment. As a young soldier, he served on the Eastern front and fought against the Japanese forces during the Second World War.
  • In 1942, while fighting against the Japanese forces in Burma (now Myanmar); his unit forced the Japanese troops to withdraw all the way back to Donbaik.
  • The Japanese forces soon regrouped and attacked the advancing Indian forces, because of which, Jadunath’s 7th Rajput Regiment was cut off from the main allied forces’ column.
  • Having fought their way back to the allied safe lines, Jadunath’s unit attacked and captured the Akyab islands from the Japanese hands.
  • During the later phase of the Second World War, Jadunath was a part of the force, which was responsible for thwarting back the Japanese aggressors out of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. [8]The British Army in the Far East 1941–1945 by Alan Jeffreys
  • After the end of the Second World War, and after India attained its freedom, Jadunath was moved to the Kashmir region to support India’s war efforts against Pakistan in 1947.
  • Jadunath was deployed at the strategically important, Tain Dhar, a post that was snatched from the hands of the Pakistani invaders.
  • On 6 February 1948, the Pakistani forces launched a ferocious counterattack on picket number 2, which was being commanded by Naik Jadunath Singh.
  • There were a total of three waves of massive counterattacks by the Pakistani forces on Jadunath’s post.
  • Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore had a total of 27 troops in his section which were under his command, including a light machine gun.
  • The picket’s machine gunner was wounded grievously, as a result of which the machine gun could not function effectively and provide fire to the defending troops.
  • Jadunath Singh, though himself being wounded, jumped on the machine gun and took control of the situation. He thwarted the attacking Pakistani forces, which had reached the walls of the picket and were about to overrun the position.
  • By the time the second wave was dealt with, Jadunath Singh had lost his entire section to the enemy’s devastating fire. He very well knew that the Pakistanis will not give up that easy; so he prepared for the third and the final wave of the counterattack. [9]The War Decorated India & Trust
  • Upon the beginning of the enemy’s third wave of attack, Jadunath Singh left the safety of his bunker and charged straight at the enemy, all by himself, taking the last stand.
  • Looking at Jadunath’s single-handed bayonet charge, the enemy fled into disarray, as they could not comprehend what was actually going on.
  • During the entire course of action, Jadunath was shot twice, fatally, as a result of which he succumbed to his injuries. [10]Param Vir: Our Heroes in Battle by Major General Ian Cardozo
  • His main motive was to engage the enemy till more reinforcements could arrive and take over the situation, and laid down his life in a successful attempt to achieve it.
  • Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore was an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman, and just like him, Jadunath Singh had vowed to follow the path of Brahmacharya, and hence remained unmarried. [11]Bravest of the Brave: Heroes of the Indian Army by Kittu Reddy
  • Every year, February 6 is celebrated as Noushera Day; to honour Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore and his fellow soldiers who fell during the battle of Tain Dhar.

    A memorial erected atop Tain Dhar ridge to honour Jadunath Singh Rathore and his fellow comrades who laid down their lives during the Battle of Tain Dhar

    A memorial was erected atop Tain Dhar ridge to honour Jadunath Singh Rathore and his fellow comrades who laid down their lives during the Battle of Tain Dhar

  • Naik Jadunath Singh Rathore became the second recipient of the coveted Param Vir Chakra in the history of independent India. [12]Royal Patiala