Hero of the 1971 Battle of Longewala, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, Maha Vir Chakra passes away at 78


Hero of Historic Battle of Longewala, Maha Vir Chakra winner Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri passed away today at Fortis Hospital Mohali.He was 78 and suffering from Cancer. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

His nephew Mr Mohan , owner of Akme Builder briefed press that he died in the hospital around 9.am today.

Hero of the 1971 Battle of Longewala, Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, Maha Vir Chakra passes away at 78

Decorated war veteran Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near Chandigarh. He was 78.

He was an Army Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, had held his post through the night in the famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack by advancing Pakistani Patton tanks.

He was decorated with the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) for the heroic stand-off against the tanks and forcing the enemy to retreat.

He was famously played by Sunny Deol in the film ‘Border’.

Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, who was an Army Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, had held his post through the night in the famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack by advancing Pakistani Patton tanks.






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