Awards for the year 1972


A total of 640 Awards are listed.
Param Vir Chakra : 1 | Padma Vibhushan : 1 | Padma Bhushan : 2 | Param Vishist Seva Medal : 15 | Maha Vir Chakra : 7 | Kirti Chakra : 2 | Ati Vishist Seva Medal : 43 | Vir Chakra : 93 | Shaurya Chakra : 8 | Vayu Sena Medal : 100 | Vishist Seva Medal : 101 | Mention in Despatches : 267 |
Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Kanagala Saty Sohbanadri Rao 211149 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Ramaswamy Rama Iyer 211571 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : AFSO
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Gopal Krishan 211850 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Elect 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Modan Singh Shin 213486 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Eqpt Asst
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Ranbir Singh 214219 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fitr Plotter
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Inder Sain 217637 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Elect 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Saroop Singh Kanwar 218911 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Hemige Sundarajiyengar Narasimha Murthy 400013 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Air Sig
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Sgt Shamsher Singh Bawa 400192 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Gadala Krishan Moorthy 41094 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : MTD
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Didyot Kumar Majumdar 31591 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : ACH/GD
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Kishori Lal Sanan 200835 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Shripati Parasharam Khadke 206888 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : FMT
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Swaran Singh Minhas 209364 ORUnit : No.29 Squadron  Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Ashish Prabun Shah 210895 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II E
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Checkalacharuvil Philip Sylvester 212933 ORUnit : No.26 Squadron  Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Karunakaran Hariharan 213462 ORUnit : 12 AOP Sqn  Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II E
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Alagiah Nadar Balasighamoney 213648 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Air Sig
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Manickam Dawson Thangaraj 213657 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Dharam Singh Choudhary 214684 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Ftr Plotter
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Pulikuzhi Gopinathan 215595 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Mad Mech
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Kirpal Singh Kohli 215675 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : AFSO
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Hiralal Deb 216299 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Saumendra Kumar Bhattacharjee 216737 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Mahipal Singh 217031 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Bahadur Singh Bains 218960 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Inst Rep 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Prithipal Singh Chatha 222287 ORUnit : Tactics and Combat Development Establishment  Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Nirmal Singh 222374 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Darbari Lal Sharma 222437 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Ph Mech
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Hari Krishan Anand Sharma 222857 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II E
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Vaidya Nath Singh 223349 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Samuel Mindakokial Abraham 224420 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : ACH/GD
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Haribhai Kalidas Valand 227417 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Clk / GD
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Mahapatra Nirmalendu Bikas Das 227858 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Inst Rep 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Peddinti Butchi Reddy 227882 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II E
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Kanai Lal Chakravorthy 227887 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Ranjodh Singh Randhawa 228146 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Didar Singh 229009 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Elect 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Balbir Singh Deol 229582 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Nagendra Nath Pande 229614 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Rad Mech
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Jayaraman Rangaswamy 231312 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Navin Motilal Dave 400868 ORUnit : No.47 Squadron  Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II E
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Raju Katha Gopalkrishna 401150 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Ramesh Chander Sharma 215492 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Ram Sarup Verma 216618 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : WOM 1
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Chhatar Singh Yadav 220836 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit II A
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Naviden Singh 223585 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Kizhakkedath Sankara Narayanan 225231 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : FMT
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Madan Lal Chawla 227590 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : IAF Police
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

Mention in Despatches
Cpl Philip Abraham 229236 ORUnit : Tactics and Combat Development Establishment  Award Date Announced 23 Jun 72
Details : Fit Armourer
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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