AJ BABY, LMA
SHAURYA CHAKRA
Award
SHAURYA CHAKRA
Year of Award
1971
Service No.
80298
Father's Name
NA
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Alleppey Karela

Citation

AYIROOKUZHYIL JOSEPH BABY, LEADING MEDICAL ASSISTANT,(80298)

EFFECTIVE DATE OF AWARD: 15TH DECEMBER, 1971

Ayirookuzhyil Joseph Baby, Leading Medical Assistant, was on board an Indian Naval Ship which was a part of the amphibious force deployed in landing Army Units in Cox Bazar’s area during the operations against the Pakistani Forces in Bangladesh.

On 15th December, 1971, when the first wave of Army Units jumped into the water to land, some of the Jawans were swept by the current into an area where the water was deep and there was a danger of their being drowned. Ayirookuzhyil Joseph Baby, Leading Medical Assistant, jumped from his ship into an area of heavy swells and high breakers and in complete disregard to his safety rescued one jawan from drowning, and brought him back to his ship. By immediate application of artificial respiration he saved the life of the jawan.

In this action, Ayirookuzhyil Joseph Baby, Leading Medical Assistant, displayed commendable courage.

AJ BABY, LMA