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Air Commodore Jagat Narayan Shukla

Service No 8548 Branch ADM

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Date of Birth: 16 Aug 1941
Date Commissioned 27 Jun 1964 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1996
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
14 May 1990 - 06 Nov 1991Gp CaptAFS JalahalliBengaluru Stn Cdr
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Shaurya Chakra
Sqn LdrJagat Narayan Shukla8548 ADMAward Date 25 Oct 1978Announced 26 Jan 1980
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On 25th October, 78, a labourer Shri Mithoo Lal was buried alive approximately at a depth of 30 feet in a well of the Sewage Disposal System, under construction in the New Project Area of Air Force Station, Agra. No one was willing to undertake rescue operation for fear of being trapped as well. At about 1430 hours when Squadron Leader Jagat Narain Shukla learnt about the disaster, he rushed to the scene of the accident and informed Police and Fire Brigade. These agencies arrived promptly, but as the cave in was about 20' and the exact position where the labourer was buried, was not known, none was prepared to enter the well.

Realising the situation, Squadron Leader Shukla himself jumped into the pit and commenced rescue operations. On seeing his example some other labourers joined the rescue and Shri Mithoo Lal was rescued after four hours' effort.

The selfless act of courageous at the peril of his own life and hard struggle in hostile environment was at display at its finest and resulted saving of a human life, the life of a poor civil laborer, Shri Mithoo Lal.

In this action, Squadron Leader Jagat Narain Shukla displayed initiative, courage and determination of a very high order.

Unit : 7 P & S Flight
Reference : Gazette of India , 24th May 1980 - No.37 - Pres/80 dated 26th January 1980
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrJagat Narayan Shukla8548 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
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