Param Vir Chakra “Abdul Hamid” – War can not be won by weapons, it is worth the courage
Company Quartermaster Havaldar Abdul Hamid was the 4th Battalion soldier of the Indian Army’s Grenadier Regiment. They were martyred at Khem Karan in the Northern Uttar battles during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra Medal for the highest military prize of India’s war time.
👉 Early life
Veer Shaheed Abdul Hamid was born on July 1, 1933 in Dhampur village of Gazipur district of Uttar Pradesh. His father’s name was Mohammed Osman.
On 27 December 1954, Abdel Hamid was appointed as No. 239885 in the Grenadier Regiment. He was later placed in the 4th battalion where he served all his remaining. During his tenure, he served in Agra, Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Nefa and Ramgarh. During the 1962 China war, his battalion was part of the 7th Infantry Brigade and led by Brigadier John. His Brigade took part in the battle of Namka Chu against China and when the Chinese surrounded him, he proceeded to fight his brigade and went to Bhutan and later reached the footpaths. During the proceedings, second lieutenant GVP Rao was awarded the Mahavir Chakra posthumously, which was the highest honor after the battalion’s independence, which later faded Hamid’s award.
👉 India-Pak war
After five years in the ranks, he promoted him and made his company’s quartermaster. They were proficient in running the 106 mm Recoil Les muzzle, and after the war broke out, they again became the leader of the battalion’s Recole Les muzzle.
While the 4th Mountain Division of the Lahore area was heading towards Achhongil, Pakistan’s counter-offensive prevented him from proceeding. So, they turned their backs towards Khem Karan. According to the new tactics, division, 4th grenadier and other 3 battalions were found and created a protective rival between Kham Karan-Bhikhiwind-Amritsar Road and the original North and Cheema village on Patti Dhuri.
Earlier, his battalion and his target on the desired canal had been achieved, but he withdrew and moved to the new position, considering the possibility of their intimidation in Pakistan’s hostile attack. He had already fought for more than 24 hours when he was ditching for pits and soldiers for a protective rifle. The Battalion and the area where the area was to be guarded, there were cotton and sugarcane farms where they dug food and they could hide their firing positions.
106 mm Ricoilos cannon kame was arranged on the road to Karan-Amritsar. On 8 September the enemy made several small attacks measuring force in the area of 4th Grenadier. Battalion’s re callable weapons and autonomous weapon company’s lieutenant H. R. Janau and second lieutenant V. That Vaidya was effectively arranged. On the same day, Abdul Hamid destroyed two Pakistani Patan warships. One of the leaders asked for help with the direction of Hamid before the ray was destroyed.
On September 10, 1965, at 8 o’clock in the morning, with the help of a Pakistani battalion and a gunman, the 4th Grenadier attacked, but they failed to detect Indian protective places. Heavy quantities have been bombed before the attacks, which weaken Indian protective outposts. At 9 in the morning, the enemy ranshadis were successful in diverging the pickets. In this melee, Hamid saw a group of patents moving forward towards their company. Understanding the seriousness of the situation, they went on a one-on-one recoolless cannon jeep. Large amounts of enemy firing from the enemy and the roundabout of the rants also did not budge them. He continued to fire and destroyed three patrol fires. But before the fourth desert could be destroyed, his death was in his firing.
The successful operation of the Indian artillery, the RANGAGADA and the RANGAGADI team of the infantry spoiled the impression of the M-48, and after the war in 1965, it was mostly included in the M-60.  India made a memorial named “Pattan Nagar” in Kem Karan district. The Pakistani ransom kept for display.
👉 Military Honors
Param Vir Chakra
Summer service stars
Military service medal
The announcement of the Param Vir Chakra took place on September 16, 1965 in less than a week of his martyrdom. His award was accepted by his wife, Mrs. Rahul Bibi. It was given in the Republic Day Parade of 1966 by the then President Rashtrapalli Radhakrishnan.
In his memory, 4th Grenadier Battalion and a real tombs were built on his grave at the original north and each year there is a fairs organized on his martyr’s day. Originally native residents gave their names to the hospital, library and school. In the memory of Abdul Hamid, the Army Postal Service released a special cover on September 10, 1979.
The character Parmvir Chakra, produced by Chetan Anand in 1988, is played by artist Naseeruddin Shah.
On 28 January 2000, the Indian Postal Department issued a postal stamp containing his image which was one of the five heroes to win the gallantry award. There was also a statue of Abdul Hamid on the ticket and a recoilless cannon jeep.
In 2008, Hamid’s widow, Rasulan Bibi met President Pratibha Patil at Lucknow with many requests. She urged to open the army recruitment center in Hamid’s village, to change his house at Dulapur, commemorate his martyr day, and to help his grandchildren get government jobs.
His monument was built in Abdul Hamid’s village, but later he became a victim of ignorance. In 2011, it was restored and their new idol was put into it.
In our war of 1965, 97 tank of Pakistan destroyed by our army, out of them 7 tank alone was destroyed by Abdul Hamid.
👉 War can not be won with weapons, it is worth living from heroes.
– Abdul Hamid
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