Raja Muhammad Sarwar

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Raja Muhammad Sarwar Khan
A drawing from Pakistan Army museum
Born 1910
Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi District, British India
Died 27 July 1948(1948-07-27) (aged 38)
Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Allegiance  British India
Service/branch  British Indian Army
 Pakistan Army
Years of service 1929–1948
Rank Captain
Unit 2/1st Punjab Regiment
Battles/wars World War II
Indo-Pakistani War of 1947
Awards Nishan-e-Haider

Raja Muhammad Sarwar[1] (1910–27 July 1948) also Raja Muhammad Sarwar Khan[2][3] was a captain in the newly formed Pakistani Army. He was born to a Rajput family[2][3] in Singhori village, Tehsil Gujar Khan, He was commissioned in 1944 and assigned to the Punjab Regiment. In 1947, he volunteered to take part in the battalion organised by the Pakistani Army with the purpose of retaking the Kashmir. His regiment managed to outflank the disorganised Indian troops and forced them to retreat out of the regions which are now known as the Northern Areas in one of the battles of the First Kashmir War. During the Kashmir Operations, as Company Commander[citation needed] of the 2nd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties against a strongly fortified enemy position located in the Uri Sector. His battalion was subject to under heavy machine gun, grenade, and mortar fire. On 27 July 1948, as he moved forward with six of his men to cut their way through a barbed wire barrier, he died when he was shot in the chest with heavy machine gun fire.

In recognition for his valor, Sarwar was posthumously awarded the Nishan-E-Haider, Pakistan's highest military decoration.[4][5]

In addition Sarwar Shaheed College was named after his honour.

Awards and decorations[edit]


Nishan Haider Ribbon.gif Nishan-e-Haider (NH)

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Raja Muhammad Sarwar
  2. ^ a b "Aye rahe-haq ke shaheedo". Unique Pakistan. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar Khan (Nishan e Haider)". Pakistan 360 degrees. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ http://www.ouchh.com/Special/Nishan-e-Haider

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