Muhammad Hussain (soldier)
Sawar Muhammad Hussain
|Born||18 January 1949|
Dhoke nishan e haider Jatli Gujarkhan, Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan
|Died||10 December 1971 (aged 22)|
|Years of service||1966–1971|
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1971|
Early life and career
Sawar Hussain was born in Punjabi Janjua Rajput family on 18 January 1949 in Dhok Nishan e Haider (Jatli), Pakistan. He joined the 20 Lancers of the Armoured Corps in September 1966 at the age of 17 years. After Sawar Hussain's janjua death his village Dhok Pir Bakhsh was renamed Dhok Muhammad Hussain Janjua to commemorate his sacrifice.
Sawar Hussain was a driver from the armored Corp but he would take part in every battle his unit got engaged in during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. On 5 December 1971, in the Zafarwal-Shakargarh area, he delivered ammunition from trench to trench under heavy enemy fire. On 10 December 1971, he took part in a dangerous mission and went out for reconnaissance and to fight enemy patrols. During reconnaissance, he spotted an enemy tank and directed a recoil-less rifle crew towards the tank and then later was responsible for the destruction of 16 enemy tanks. He was hit in the chest by a burst of machine-gun fire while exposing himself as he was directing fire from recoilless rifles, and was killed. After his death his father proudly said "My son received bullets on his chest like a lion"
Muhammad Hussain Janjua was buried on/near Jatli-Devi road.
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