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Group Captain Ujjal Singh Pruthi

Service No 5488 Branch MED

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Date of Birth: 21 Feb 1932
Date Commissioned 03 Feb 1958 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 1989
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Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1982
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrUjjal Singh Pruthi5488 MEDAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Ujjal Singh Pruthi was serving as a surgical specialist in on Air Force Hospital in the Eastern Sector. It was entirely due to his foresight and planning that the hospital could meet all demands placed on it. With his professional knowledge and administrative ability, he stepped up the hospital to a high state of efficiency. As the battle casualties started pouring in, he singlehanded carried out surgical operations for long periods. On one occasion, 41 casualties were attended to and emergency operations carried out in a period of 48 hours. On another occasion, when 22 casualties were brought in, he worked in the Operation Theatre for 36 hours at a stretch. The hospital treated 148 battle casualties during a period of ten days. As a result of prompt attention, all the cases were saved without losing a single life.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ujjal Singh Pruthi displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : AF Hospital, Jorhat
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptUjjal Singh Pruthi5488 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
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