Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, the hero of the famous Battle of Longewala died at the Fortis Hospital in Mohali on Saturday.
Brig Chandpuri was a recipient of the Maha Vir Chakra, the country’s second-highest gallantry award for his role at Longewala, an outpost in the Thar desert of Rajasthan.
He held off a Pakistani attack while leading a small group of Indian soldiers through the night in the 1971 war.
During the first days of the war, Major Kuldip Singh Chandpuri was posted in the western sector.
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