Service No: 14415526N

Date of Birth : 15 Jul 1974

Birth Place : Hassan, Karnataka

Service: Army

Last Rank: Havildar

Unit: 161 Fd Regt

Arm/Regt: The Regiment of Artillery

Operation : Op Meghdoot

Date of Martyrdom : Jun 9, 2013

Havildar Yogananda C

Havildar Yogananda C hailed from Hassan district in Karnataka and was born on July 15, 1974. Son of Shri Chikke Gowda and Smt Mayamma, he was fifth among the six siblings, with two elder brothers, two elder sisters, and one younger sister. He studied in government college Hassan and while doing his second-year B.Sc, he got selected in Indian Army.
 
In 1995 he was inducted into  the Regiment of Artillery and worked in various army units under different operating conditions during his service of over 18 years.  He had served at various places like Rajasthan, Agra, Hyderabad, Jammu, and Kashmir. After serving for few years, he got married to Ms Lakshmi in the year 2006 and the couple had two kids Varshitha and Parikshith.
 
 Operation Meghdoot: June 2013
 
During 2013, Havildar Yogananda’s unit was deployed in the Siachen glacier sector in J & K.  It is one of the most treacherous parts of the valley and remains inaccessible during winter, the sector is heavily militarized and soldiers are stationed on the mountaintop post to guard the Line Of Control and prevent infiltration of militants.
 
On  9th June 2013, the Glacier sector in the mountainous northern region of the Kashmir valley received heavy snowfall resulting in avalanches in the area. Hav Yogananda was part of a patrol team which was carrying out the assigned task in the rugged and inhospitable terrain. Hav Yogananda while climbing the mountain to issue the food to his team felt uneasy to breathe and collapsed. He was taken to the hospital but could not be saved from the biggest enemy at Siachen – the weather. Hav Yogananda was a brave and dedicated soldier who laid down his life in the line of his duty.
 
Hav Yogananda C is survived by his wife Smt Lakshmi, daughter Varshitha and son Parikshith.
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1 Comment
  • Srividhya S

    2021at6:30 pm Reply

    Your courage and commitment, things would have been so much different for us and words will not be enough for the sacrifice you have done for the nation.
    You are our nation’s pride. Immense respect and heartfelt gratitude. Jai Hind

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