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Flight Lieutenant Oruganti Sunderesiya

Service No 6084 Branch ELECT
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Date Commissioned 24 Apr 1961 Course
Service End Retired on 26 Oct 1969
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Kirti Chakra
MWOOruganti Sunderesiya6084 AE(M)Award Date 01 May 1950Announced 26 Jan 1951
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On 1st May, 1950 Flt. Sgt. O. Sundaresiya, having noticed that a fire had broken out in one of the compartments of the 603 Down Jhansi Lucknow Passenger between Chirgaon and Moth Stations. As pulling the emergency communications cord failed to stop the train, he climbed out of his carriage and working his way along the foot boards at great personal risk, got as near to the engine as possible, attracted the attention of the engine crew and thus succeeded in bringing the train to a stop. But for his timely action, there might have been many causalities among the passengers and heavy damage to Railway property.

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