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Kargil War Hero Capt. Neikezhakuo Kenguruse remembered

Kargil War Hero Capt. Neikezhakuo Kenguruse remembered. It was this day, 21 years ago Capt. Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, hailed from Nerhema village in Kohima, Nagaland, sacrificed his life for the nation at the age of 25.

Kohima, June 28 (NE): Following the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers on the Indian side of the LOC in 1999, India fought an intense battle with Pakistan, known as the Kargil war to recapture its own territories.

It was this day, 21 years ago, brave hero of Indian Army, Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, who hailed from Nerhema village in Kohima, far from the comfort of his homes and family sacrificed his life at the age of 25 to make sure the rest of the nation was safe and sound.

Commemorating the 21st Death Anniversary of Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (posthumous), HQ IGAR (North) organised a solemn Wreath Laying Ceremony on June 28, 2020, at the Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (posthumous) War Memorial, Nerhema village, Kohima.

(Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (posthumous) War Memorial, Nerhema village, Kohima)

His father, Mr. Neiselie Kenguruse, family members, Officers, ladies and troops of Assam Rifles were present for the solemn occasion, said a press release from Assam Rifles PRO, HQ IGAR (N).

Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse who was awarded with Maha Vir Chakra (posthumously), hailed from Nerhema village in Kohima.

He was born on July 15, 1974, pursued his studies at St Xavier School, Jalukie and graduated from Kohima Science College. At first, he served as a teacher at Govt High School, Kohima from 1994 till 1997.

He was later commissioned into the Indian Army on December 12, 1998. He attained martyrdom during the Kargil War on June 28, 1999 while destroying enemy bunkers and killing four enemy soldiers.

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