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Naik Nirbhay Singh (May 1, 1958 - June 6, 1984) was an Indian military officer with the 15th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment.[1] He was born in Jhalawar in Rajasthan. During the Operation Blue Star on 6 June 1984, he provided cover for his company commander from heavy firing by the Sikh militants using medium machine guns. Sensing danger to his company from a light machine gun in a pot hole, Singh charged towards the gun. Although he suffered bullet shots on his legs, he crawled to reach the pot hole and lobbed a grenade into the basement, but exposed himself to heavy firing and succumbed to the injuries. For his bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, the highest peace time military decoration in India.[2]


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