The dialouge by Sunny Deol in the role of Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri reminds how tough a soldier has to be on the battlefield beyond all doubt.
S Vishnu Sharma, INN/Chennai, @svs037
The 1971 braveheart bids farewell to all
Who can forget the famous army man in the popular Bollywood flick ‘Border’ as he yells at his fellow soldier ‘Itihaas is baat ki gawah hai…duniya mein koi bhi jung shahid hokar nahi dushman ko markar jiti jati hai,’ was the popular lining that went viral in 1997.
The dialouge by Sunny Deol in the role of Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri reminds how tough a soldier has to be on the battlefield beyond all doubt. Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri rose to the rank of Brigadierin his career.
Movie shows the brave soldier as an example of that toughness even before the scene of motivating the fellow officer sets in.
Infodea went ahead to know about the legacy left behind the brave son of the soil as he left the mortal remains on 17 November 2018. Undoubtedly, his legacy will continue to inspire the future generations. For Sunny Deol, the role he essayed is close to his heart.
‘Playing the character was always special for me, for it is about a man who lived a life dedicated to this nation. ‘I did not do any special preparation to play the role, what I did was live in the moment and be a proud Indian,’ he said in an interview to Hindustan Times.
The proud war hero left his impression on the ‘battle of Longewala.’ It was no ordinary scenario that night for he was heading a company of 120 soldiers that was put against a stong infantry brigade and an armoured regiment who comprised about 2000 soldiers.
He stood the test of the time and inspired his men every inch to fight the enemy. They held the Pakistani attackers from moving ahead. This battle achieved popularity for another reason. It was this fight that is said to have witnessed largest number of battle tanks after World War II.
The total number tanks destroyed was about 36. Things did not end there his mettle during the demanding hour won him Mahavir Chakra. Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai too would have joined hands with those went ahead to salute the war hero.
The war hero will be for sure stored in the memories of the prestigious institution that trains officers for Indian Army. It is worth recollecting that Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was commissioned into 23rd battalion of from OTA in 1963. The noteworthy institute will always be proud of its alumni. For his gallantry and leadership Chandpuri received Maha Vir Chakra from Indian Army.