Check out Naik Jadunath Singh biography, birthday, family, wiki and some lesser known facts about his display of immense bravery during the Indo-Pakistan war (1947)
- Name- Naik Jadunath Singh
- Known for- Recipient of Param Vir Chakra (Awarded Posthumously)
- Contribution- Fought bravely during the Indo-Pakistan war (1947)
- Unit- 1 Rajput Regiment
- Rank- Naik
- Important dates
- Birth- 21st November, 1916
- Death- 6th February, 1948
- Important places
- Place of Birth- Khajuri, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Place of Death- Nowshera, Jammu and Kashmir
- Schooling- Village primary School (Till 4th Standard only)
- Father- Shri Bribal Singh Rathore
- Mother- Jamuna Kanwar
- Siblings- 6 brothers and 1 Sister
- Wife- NA
- Children- NA
Lesser known facts
- Naik Jadunath Singh was born in a family of farmers in Uttar Pradesh. Due to his family’s economic condition, he had to leave his studies and help his father in the farm.
- Jadunath Singh was ardent follower of God Hanuman and thus vowed to remain “Brahmachari” throughout his life. He never married.
- Singh was a good wrestler too. He started wrestling as a hobby but later became the best wrestler hi the whole village and participated in local competitions too.
- Singh joined the British Indian Army in November, 1941 at the age of 25 and was assigned to the Rajput Regiment. In 1942, as part of the World War II, the regiment was deployed to fight against the Japanese in Arakan Province in Burma. After the war ended, Jadunath Singh was promoted to the ranks of Corporal (Naik).
- In October, 1947 Pakistan tried to capture Jammu and Kashmir by sending its raiders who were heavily armed. The Rajput regiment was ordered to drive out the raiders and secure the Naushahra sector.
- Jadunath Singh was in command at the Tain Dhar post which was in north of Naushahra. The Pakistani raiders attacked the post on 6th February 1948 to capture it and move forward. The heavy fog aided their movement.
- When Singh and his men saw several enemy soldiers approaching close, they opened fire fought bravely. They were successful in warding off three different waves of attack in which numerous Pakistani attackers were killed.
- Singh kept fighting and encouraging his men to hold the post till he succumbed to the bullet injuries sustained in the battle. But, their resilience proved decisive as it bought enough time for Brigadier Usman of Rajput regiment to send reinforcements and save the post.
- The Uttar Pradesh government honored this PVC winner by naming a sports stadium in his hometown Shahjahanpur as “Jadunath Singh Sports Stadium”.
- Shipping Corporation of India named an oil tanker as “Param Vir Chakra Jadunath Singh” in order to pay tribute to this braveheart.