Sepoy Bhikale Uttam Balu hailed from Kolhapur district in Maharashtra and was born in the year 1984. After completing his education he joined the army in the year 2002 at the age of 18 years. He was recruited into 2 MLI battalion of the Maratha
Sepoy Daga Nikam hailed from Dabhadi village in Malegaon Tehsil of Nashik district in Maharashtra and was born on 20 Nov 1942. Son of Shri Lotan Malji Nikam and Smt Sitabai Lotan Nikam, he had four brothers Popat, Devaman, Devaram & Pandurang as his siblings.