When the whole world is talking about terrorism in Kashmir valley and neutralizing a terrorist reaches the headlines of all media houses across the globe, the world conveniently forgets that the victory against terrorism always comes for a price. Our brave and valiant soldiers lay down their lies settling a sense of safety and security in fellow countrymen.

On 25 November, in Batagund village of the Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir this country lost a decorated soldier LNk Nazir Ahmed Wani SM who laid down his life at the altar of motherland.

Born in Gund Ashmuji, Kulgam Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani SM* was an erstwhile Ikhwan who shunned violence having realized its futility, and assisted the Indian Army in its endeavour against terrorism. His indomitable courage and bravery led to many successful ops. In the year 2004, based on the recommendations of the Formation Cdr he was enrolled into the IA.

An epitome of bravery he continued his relentless pursuit against terrorism specifically in Kulgam and Shopian Dist. On 17 Jan 2007, in Op Augam, he not only corroborated the intelligence on presence of four HM terrorists but also actively took part in the operation which resulted in elimination of all four terrorists. He was awarded his first Sena Medal.

On 14 Nov 17, in Op Watengoo, Kund, Kulgam he not only provided accurate input on presence of HM and LeT terrorists in a house but also displayed exemplary courage in eliminating a HM terrorist and apprehending one LeT and HM terrorist each.  He was decorated with SM  for this act of bravery on 15 Aug 2018.

Married to Mrs Mahajbeen, who is teaching in local school, he has two sons, Athar Nazir (20 Yrs) & Shahid Nazir (18). Shahid is pursuing his higher edn in Kota.

On 25 Nov 2018 at around 0900h while carrying out search of the suspected house in Batagund, he encountered hardcore LeT terrorists face to face and in the ensuing firefight achieved martydom after eliminating the terrorists.

“Your silent tents of green
We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
The memory shall be ours.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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