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1971 War Hero Lt General Hanut Singh Died

Apr 13, 2015 13:00 IST

Lt General (retd) Hanut Singh, the recipient of the Mahavir Chakra and hero of 1971 Indo-Pak war, died on 11 April 2015 in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. He was 82.

Singh, who was famous as Sant General died, while meditating.

He led the 17 Poona Horse regiment during the 1971 war in the Basantar battle, leading to heavy losses on the Pakistan Army by destroying a number of Pakistani tanks. He commanded the regiment in the 1971 war in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He was the cousin of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh and after his retirement in 1991, he founded Shivbala Yogi Ashram Parisar in Dehradun.


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