Lt Col Bhawani Singh

His Highness Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur of Jaipur commanded 10 Parachute (Special Forces) during the 1971 Indo-Pak War as a Lt. Col. On the night of 05 December 1971, he led his men deep into the enemy territory and for four days and nights, with complete disregard for his personal comfort and safety, made skillful and relentless raids on the strongly held enemy posts at Chachro and Virawah. His inspired leadership and personal courage led to the capture of large areas of the enemy territory and created panic and confusion among the enemy, forcing them to retreat, leaving behind large number of prisoners and equipment.

In this operation, His Highness Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur set an example of personal courage, exceptional qualities of leadership and devotion to duty in the highest traditions of the Indian Army and was thus rightfully honoured with the Maha Vir Chakra. His Highness has been bestowed with the rank of an Honorary Brigadier and lives a retired life in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Jai Hind!! Jai Jawan!!

Courtesy: The Royal Family of Jaipur