Place of birth : Malappuram, Kerala
Service : Army
Last Rank : Lance Havaldar
Unit : 22 Maratha Li
Arm/Regt : The Maratha LI
Operation : CI & IS Ops
Martyrdom : May 27, 2022
Lance Havaldar Mohd Shaijal T hailed from Parappanangadi in Malappuram district from Kerala. He joined the Army after completing his school education in the year 2002 at the age of 21 years. He was recruited into the 22 MLI battalion of the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, an infantry regiment well known for its gallant soldiers and a number of battle honours. After completing his training, he served in various operational areas and developed into a fine soldier. Before being posted to Siachen he was serving in a unit located in Gujarat. By the year 2022, he had completed nearly two decades of service in the Army.
Ladakh Vehicle Accident: 27 May 2022
During May 2022, L/Hav Mohd Shaijal T's unit was deployed in the Turtuk sector in the Ladakh area of Kashmir. The AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit spanned over remote rugged mountainous terrain with extreme weather conditions, especially in the winter season. The unit troops were deployed on various forward posts and often undertook patrol to monitor the area in between the manned posts. The soldiers joining the unit on posting or returning from leave had to acclimatize in phases at transit centers before joining owing to extreme weather conditions. on 27 May 2022, L/Hav Mohd Shaijal and 25 other soldiers were required to go from the transit camp in Partapur near Siachen to a forward location in Sub Sector Hanif.
As the vehicle carrying Nk Ramanuj Kumar and 25 other soldiers was on its way, it skidded off the road and fell into Shyok River. The vehicle plummeted to a depth of 50-60 feet. injuring all the soldiers. The Army launched the rescue operation and the injured soldiers were transferred to a field hospital at Partapur, where Army surgical teams were dispatched from Leh. However L/Hav Mohd Shaijal and six other soldiers succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. The other 19 soldiers were air-lifted and moved through Green Corridor in Chandigarh for treatment at Command Hospital. Besides L/Hav Mohd Shaijal, the other martyred soldiers included Sub Vijayrao Shinde from the Satara district of Maharashtra. Nb Sub Gurudayal Sahu from Betul in Madhya Pradesh, Naik Ramanuj Kumar Yadav from Patna in Bihar, Naik Sandeep Kumar from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, Naik Jadhav Prashant Shivaji from Kolhapur in Maharashtra and Lance Naik Bappaditya Khutia from Pashchim Mednipur in West Bengal. L/Hav Mohd Shaijal T was a gallant and committed soldier who made the supreme sacrifice at the age of 41 years in the line of his duty.
L/Hav Mohd Shaijal T is survived by his wife Smt Rahmath and three daughters Fathima Sanha, Thansil & Fathima Mahasa.