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World War-II hero Colonel Harwant Singh passed away

Aug 6, 2015 15:48 IST

Colonel Harwant Singh (retd), a World War-II hero, died on 4 August 2015 at Patiala. He was 95. He was officer-in-charge of the flag hoisting ceremony on the first Independence Day of India in 1947.

Commissioned in 2nd battalion of the Sikh Regiment in September 1941, Singh served in Iraq, Palestine, North Africa, Cyprus and Italy during World War-II for the British Army. On the outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan in October 1947, colonel Harwant Singh was one of the leading company commanders who was airlifted to Srinagar.

Later in 1951, he was transferred to the Rajputana Rifles when the state forces began to be merged with the Indian army. He commanded 18 Rajputana Rifles, 6 Rajputana Rifles and the Rajputana Regimental Centre.

He was awarded with the Military Cross in 1944 for gallantry during an offensive against the German forces in Italy. The Military Cross is the highest award of the British Army.

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