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Air Commodore Nijram Satramdas Bhagwanani

Service No 4509 Branch MED
Date of Birth: 14 Nov 1929
Date Commissioned 23 Mar 1953 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1986
Remarks :
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Fg Offr : 23 Mar 1954Flt Lt : 23 Mar 1955Wg Cdr : 23 Sep 1970Air Cmde : 05 Feb 1984
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrNijram Satramdas Bhagwanani4509 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1964Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader NIJRAM SATRAMDAS BHAGWANANI (4509) Medical During the recent operations in the NEFA, No. 5 Air Force Hospital was flooded with the battle casualties which had poured in from Walong sector. Squadron Leader Nijram Satramdas Bhagwanani was the only surgical specialist available in this hospital, and had to bear the major brunt of this large influx. Some of the casualties had suffered serious gun-shot wounds involving thoracic (Chest) and abdominal regions which required skilful surgery. The magnitude and the complexity of the task would have baffled any exper ienced surgeon. However, Squadron Leader Bhagwanani faced the situation with courage and untiring zeal and great devotion. He worked round the clock on his operation table, in complete disregard to his personal comfort and physical requirement. But for his perseverance, organizational ability and devotion, many of our soldiers who were brought to the hospital in a precarious condition would not have survived. Squadron Leader Nijram Satramdas Bhagwanani in performing this praise-worthy task has shown professional skill and devotion of a very high order.

Unit : 5 AFH
Reference : GoI19640126No15
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrNijram Satramdas Bhagwanani4509 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1967Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Squadron Leader Nijram Satramdas Bhagwanani was commissioned in the Air Force in 1953. He attended many important military medical courses and held important appointments in the various Air Force Hospitals. He was selected as a member of the Indian Medical Team in Laos in September, 1965. During his tenure there, on many occasions, he has saved lives by carrying out successful operations with scanty surgical appliances and under adverse operating conditions. On 27th May, 1966, after hearing that some villages were threatened with an epidemic of diphtheria and two children had already died, Sqn. Ldr. Bhagwanani disregarding his personal comforts, went through waist­deep water in the night, and working non­stop throughout the night and the next day, was successful in immunising the entire children population of these villages, as a result of which there was no further casualty. Again, during the floods in September, 1966, in Laos, he worked day and night and rendered medical assistance to the flood-stricken people.

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Reference : GoI19670126