|Tukaram Gopal Omble|
|Died 26 November, 2008|
|Place of death||Mumbai|
Tukaram Omble was an assistant sub-inspector (ASI), and a retired army man who had entered the Mumbai police. He sacrified his life during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, fighting terrorists at Girgaum Chowpatty and played a pivotal role in catching Ajmal Kasab alive, the lone suriver and later convicted to death for perpetratring the heinous crime on humanity . The Indian government honored him with the Ashoka Chakra – for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice – on 26 January 2009.
Omble was an ASI with the Mumbai Police. His team was under-equipped for the attack, but managed to kill one terrorist and arrest the only terrorist taken alive - Ajmal Kasab. Unarmed, Omble held onto the rifle of the injured Ajmal Kasab, enabling other officers to arrest him. In the process, Ajmal fired several shots, killing Omble..
Awards and Honours
- Tukaram Omble was awarded the Ashoka Chakra which is the highest peacetime gallantry award.
- He was also awarded CNN Indian of the year award under the category 'Extraordinary service to the nation' 
- A bronze statue of Omble has been erected at Chowpatty in his memory.
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