Muhammad Hussain Janjua

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Sawar Muhammad Hussain

Born18 June 1949
Dhok Pir Bakhsh, Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan
Died10 December 1971(1971-12-10) (aged 22)
Zafarwal-Shakargarh area
Allegiance Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Army
Years of service1966–1971
RankSoldier (Sawar)
Unit20 Lancers
Battles/warsIndo-Pakistani War of 1971

Sawar Muhammad Hussain was a soldier on the Pakistan Army and the first soldier to be awarded Nishan-e-Haider.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Sawar Hussain was born on 18 June 1949 in Dhok Pir Bakhsh (now Dhok Muhammad), Pakistan. He joined the 20 Lancers of the Armoured Corps in September 1966 at the age of 17 years. After Sawar Hussain’s martyrdom his village Dhok Pir Bakhsh was renammed as Dhok Muhammad Hussain Janjua to commemorate his sacrifice.[3][2]


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 reccee and to fight enemy patrols. During reccee, 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.[2]

Awards and decorations[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Sawar Muhammad Hussain - Nishan-e-Haider". Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "SAWAR MUHAMMAD HUSSAIN (SHAHEED)". Retrieved 2016-05-21.
  3. ^ "Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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