FLYING OFFICER (NOW SQUADRON LEADER) NARASIMHA MURTHY
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1950 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
SQN LDR N MURTHY, VrC (2434) GD(P)
Rank at time of Award
Fg Offr
Father's Name
Shri SK Rao
Mother's Name
NA
Domicile
Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

Citation

FLYING OFFICER (NOW SQUADRON LEADER) NARASIMHA MURTHY (2434) G.D. (P)

(Effective date of award: 20TH SEPTEMBER, 1948)

Flying Officer (now Squadron Leader) Narasimha Murthy (2434) operated in Jammu and Kashmir theatre with distinction during 1948)

In spite of meeting with heavy enemy fire, he persistently operated with singleness of purpose showing relentless courage and exemplary devotion to duty and completed about 100 ground attack sorties.

In one of these sorties, when his aircraft under-carriage was badly damaged by enemy fire and emitted suffocating fumes, he persisted for 45 minutes in an attempt to get the under-carriage of the aircraft down in order to save the valuable fighter plan.

For the good service rendered by him during the Kashmir Operation, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.

FLYING OFFICER (NOW SQUADRON LEADER) NARASIMHA MURTHY