Service No: 4167546

Date of Birth: May 01, 1958

Place of Birth: Jhalawar, Rajasthan

Service: Army

Last Rank : Naik

Last Unit : 15 Kumaon

Arm/Regt : The Kumaon Regiment

Operation : Op Blue Star

Awards : Ashoka Chakra

Date of Martyrdom : Jun 06, 1984

Naik Nirbhay Singh Sisodiya AC

Naik Nirbhay Singh was born on 1st  May 1958 to Late Mr Nand Singh, who was Aide-de-Camp to the Tehsildar and Mrs Mata Basant Kanwar, a simple and religious lady,  in Jhalawar, Rajasthan. Naik Nirbhay Singh was the eighth child amongst a family of five brothers and four sisters. His elder sisters are Shashikala Sisodiya, Hansa Sisodiya and Vijya Sisodiya and the name of two brothers are Kalyan Singh Sisodia and Abhay Sigh Sisodia respectively. He was a keen sportsman and his early education took place in Jhalawar where he passed his IX class from Government Higher Secondary School. From childhood, he was determined to join the forces so after his class IX he enrolled himself in the Army and was posted to 15 Kumaon.


Operation Blue Star: 1984


In 1984, terrorism was on its peak in Punjab and the terrorists had captured the sacred Golden Temple, fortified it and made it their headquarters. Operation Blue Star was an Indian Military Operation launched between 1st June 1984 to 8th June 1984, on order by honorable Prime Minister,  Mrs. Indira Gandhi, in order to establish control and evacuate the shrine complex.


During the operation, Naik Nirbhay Singh was chosen as the Light Machine Gun Detachment Commander of ‘A’ Company when his company was given the task to clear an important building complex which was heavily fortified and strongly held by fierce terrorists. As the company moved towards its goal, they came under heavy firing from the militants, therefore, had to halt their actions. Nevertheless, his brave company commander decided to move towards the building all by himself. Naik Nirbhay Singh set forth to provide cover to his Company Commander, plunged forward and mounted a Light Machine gun. He was charged by heavy firing from the militants hidden in the building but he continued to remain in the open and kept firing to provide the cover. While firing, he sensed danger to his Company Commander from a light machine gun mounted in a pothole. Showing extreme valor and courage he marched towards the porthole exposing himself to grave danger. In doing so he got hit by bullets in his leg but his objective remained unfettered. Though injured, he still crawled towards the porthole and silenced the machine gun with a hand grenade. But in the process, he was hit by a blaze of bullets for the second time which proved fatal and he succumbed to his injuries.


Naik Nirbhay disregarded his own safety and made the supreme sacrifice displaying exemplary courage and devotion towards his company. He laid down his life in service of the nation in highest traditions of the Indian Army. Naik Nirbhay lived true to his name – fearless.


For his most conspicuous bravery, cool courage, devotion to duty of an exceptionally high order Naik Nirbhay Singh was awarded Ashoka Chakra, the highest gallantry award during peacetime.

The Citation for the Ashoka Chakra to him reads:-


Naik Nirbhay Singh of 15 Kumaon was the Light Machine Gun Detachment Commander of ‘A’ Company during anti-terrorist operations in Punjab. His company was tasked to clear an important building complex which was heavily fortified and strongly held by highly motivated terrorists. As the company advanced towards its objective, it came under heavy fire and suffered heavy casualties. The advance came to a halt At this stage, the company commander rushed forward all by himself towards the building Seeing his company commander charging in the face of intense fire, Naik Nirbhay Singh ordered his Number 2 to follow him they reached the base of the building quickly, mounted a Light Machine Gun and started firing to cover the move of their company commander. The Light Machine Gun detachment came under intense machine gun fire of the terrorists from three to four posts from different directions but Naik Nirbhay Singh continued to remain in the open under heavy fire covering the move of his company commander. At this stage, he detected a Light Machine Gun firing from a port hole endangering the life of his company commander. He immediately stood up exposing himself to grave danger and charged towards the Light Machine Gun. While doing so, he was hit by a machine gun burst on his leg. Undeterred by the injury suffered by him, Naik Nirbhay Singh crawled towards the Light Machine Gun post exposing himself to the effective fire and without caring for his personal safety, lobbed a hand grenade into the Light Machine Gun position and successfully silenced it In the process, he was hit by a burst of machine gun fire for the second time and was killed instantaneously. Naik Nirbhay Singh thus displayed most conspicuous bravery, cool courage, devotion to duty of an exceptionally high order and laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Army.

In remembrance of Naik Nirbhay, the family and relatives have built a ‘Nirbhay Circle’  in Jhalawar.

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  • HImmat Singh

    2018 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.

    ‘Jai Hind’,,,’Jai Hind Ki Sena’

  • Vijay Bhadur Singh

    2019 at 7:13 am Reply

    Jai Hind hokam

  • Bharat singh Rathore

    2020 at 2:55 pm Reply

    We are proud of you nattu Bana.

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