Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Gnanapragasam Usthar Dhanaraj

Service No & Branch 8578 ADM
Date of Birth: 20 Sep 1941 Commissioned: 27 Jun 1964 Course: 30 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1993 Died on 26 May 2012 (71 Years age)
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Acting Gp Capt : 19 Oct 1992
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrGnanapragasam Usthar Dhanaraj8578 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Ganapragasam Usther Dhanaraj (8570) Administrative was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 27 Jun 64. He was trained in the Air Traffic Control and after attending some specialist courses had done field jobs for about 16 years and had earned a name for himself. He had to carry out his job even outside officer hours and he did it cheerfully and willingly with a high sense of loyalty.

Wg Cdr Dhanraj is on staff duties for the last five years. From Oct 81 to Nov 84, he had worked as Staff Officer to Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans), where he had to deal with four Directorates and was of great help to the ACAS (Plans) in the smooth functioning of this officer during the period. He had to receive large number of visitors, mostly foreigners, in connection with the evaluation and negotiations of new inductions and he performed this duty with utmost care, intelligence and devotion. For the last one year, he is working as Staff Officer to the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff. He works very hard and is utterly devoted to his job and does more than his fair share - no doubt at considerable personal inconvenience. He has thus become utterly indispensable. For his high degree of involvement, total dedication, unflinching loyalty, the President is pleased to award the Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Ganapragasam Usther Dhanaraj.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19860126
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