Remembering Major Somnath Sharma - The first recipient of Param Vir Chakra

The young officer was killed while leading his men on a fighting patrol to Budgam village in Kashmir while evicting Pakistani raiders from Srinagar airport in November 1947.

Remembering Major Somnath Sharma - The first recipient of Param Vir Chakra
In Frame Major Somnath Sharma Credits - Wikipedia 

On Monday, India is observing the 99th birth anniversary of Major Somnath Sharma the first recipient of India's highest gallantry award the Param Vir Chakra. Many social media users have paid their tribute to Major Sharma, who received the award posthumously in 1950.

The young officer was killed while leading his men on a fighting patrol to Budgam village in Kashmir while evicting Pakistani raiders from Srinagar airport in November 1947.