Service No : 2622827A

Place of Birth: Nizamabad Dist

Service: Army

Last Rank : Rifleman

Unit : 18 Madras

Arm/Regt: The Madras Regiment

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: 08 Nov 2020

Rifleman Ryada Maheshwar

Rifleman Ryada Maheshwar hailed from Komanpally village in Velpur Mandal of Nizamabad district. Son of Shri Ryada Raju and Smt Gangamallu, Rfn Ryada Maheshwar had another brother as his sibling. After completing his class XII from a college in Nizamabad, he joined the Army in the year 2015 at the age of 21 years. He came from a humble family of farmers and worked hard to get selected in the Army. He got recruited into 18 Madras of the Madras Regiment, an infantry Regiment well known for its brave soldiers and numerous battle honours.


After completing his initial training Rfn Ryada Maheshwar got posted to Assam as his first assignment. He later served in Dehradun before being posted to the trouble torn J&K area. After serving for a couple of years, he married to Ms Suhasini, daughter of an Army veteran in the year 2019.


 Machil Sector Operation: 08 Nov 2020


During Nov 2020, Rfn Ryada Maheshwar‘s unit 18 Madras was deployed in Kupwara district of J&K close to the Line of Control(LOC). The unit troops were engaged in counter-insurgency operations on a regular basis as its AOR (Area of Operation) was affected by active militancy. The LOC remained highly active and volatile with ceasefire violations occurring very often and without any warning. Besides manning the forward posts in Machil sector in Kupwara district,  Rfn Ryada Maheshwar’s unit also undertook operations to check the infiltration bids as its AOR was prone to infiltration by the militants from across the border. On 08 Nov 2020, one such infiltration bid was reported by the BSF patrol at around 0100 hrs near the anti-infiltration obstacle system about 3.5 Kms from the LOC.


As the fire fight escalated, the soldiers from 18 Madras were rushed in take on the infiltrators. The team from 18 Madras led by Capt Ashutosh Kumar included Rfn Ryada Maheshwar among many other soldiers. Rfn Ryada Maheshwar and his comrades swung into action to foil the infiltration bid and neutralize the militants. The contact with the militants was lost around 0400 hrs but was reestablished at around 1020 hrs as the infiltrators were being tracked by various surveillance devices. Capt Ashutosh Kumar deployed his troops tactically to block the possible escape routes and engaged them aggressively. In the ensuing fierce gun-battle three militants were eliminated. However during the exchange of fire Rfn Ryada Maheshwar and four of his comrades received gun shots and were seriously injured. Later Rfn Ryada Maheshwar and two more soldiers including the team leader Capt Ashutosh Kumar & Hav Praveen Kumar succumbed to their injuries and were martyred. Rfn Ryada Maheshwar was a valiant and committed soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty at the age of 26 years.


Rfn Ryada Maheshwar is survived by his father Shri Ryada Raju, mother Smt Gangamallu and wife Smt Suhasini.


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  • Ramesh Pandian

    2021at3:06 pm Reply

    Dear Parents of Brave Maheshwar,

    A big solute for you from me and my entire family,
    You have given your son ,husband,brother and etc to our nation because of which me and my family and entire nation is safe.
    Solute to the great mother who gave birth to Mahesh.
    Mahesh has set an example for all of us and tought us how to be faithfull and stand with our country in tough times

    jai hind

  • Deepali Borate

    2021at3:33 pm Reply

    Thank you for your service and Bravery! Your sacrifice has made a generation safe and secure. Thank you for inspiring and giving me courage to do more for my nation with your story.

  • Geetanjali Saha

    2021at7:34 pm Reply

    India is such a proud country to have soldiers like you. We are proud of you Rifleman Ryada Maheshwar and your family for your sincerity, dedication and commitment to our motherland.

  • Durgaprasad Tantri

    2021at10:00 am Reply

    His actions have spoken for the Nation and his true love and dedication for the Nation.
    Mere words truly cannot express this grief we feel for the loss of a brave soul but the sense of pride and honor we feel to have such a courageous individual born amongst us is even bigger.

    The family is the strength behind any individual as you have been. The values and true love for the Nation come from the families that give them the strength to protect us all.

    We salute you all. Thanks for protecting us and this Nation’s sovereignty.
    Jai Hind

  • Azher Khan

    2021at5:57 pm Reply

    Giving a life for the country is the greatest act of patriotism and your valour is evident from what you gave up brother. People of our country and the generations to come shall remain indebted to you and your family forever! Jai Hind

  • Srilalitha

    2021at1:12 am Reply

    Salute to you and your comrades for valiantly fighting the infiltrators and
    Protecting the country. God bless the family members

  • Jui Jayant Kulkarni

    2021at2:53 pm Reply

    Dear Family of Rifleman Ryada Maheshwar,

    I wish to express gratitude from the bottom my heart to the late Mr. Ryada Maheshwar who laid his life in insurgency operation which is an example of extreme sacrifice for we the compatriots. I am equally thankful to the parents for raising such a brave son and wish to share the grief with Smt. Suhasini. India will always be indebted for your sacrifice.

    We salute you all.

    Bharat Mata Ki Jai!

  • Sarvesh Kumar Tiwari

    2021at10:27 am Reply

    Deepest condolence may God give your family strength. You are our real heroes . Your sacrifice won”t go in vain

  • Nishi Kapadia

    2022at4:18 pm Reply

    My heartfelt gratitude for the service you did for the nation. You were a brave person and I feel honored to know your story.

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