Kirti Chakra Awardee List for the year 1951

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Kirti Chakra : 1 |
Kirti Chakra
MWO Oruganti Sunderesiya 6084 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 01 May 50 Announced 26 Jan 51
Details :

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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