Param Vir Chakra

Award / Date of Action Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous) , 26-01-1972
Service Indian Army
Service Number 4239746
Unit/Regiments/Corps GUARDS
Resident Of (Village/District/State/Domicile) GUMLA,JHARKHAND
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The Statue located in Ranchi Town and it is popularly known as Albert Ekka Chowk. Albert Ekka was born to Mariam and Julius Ekka on 27th Dec 1942 in village Zari of (now) Gumla District. He was initially enrolled in BIHAR Regiment but later moved to the newly raised 32nd Guards Bn in Jan 1968 along with his 'C' Company of 7 BIHAR which was allotted to the newly raised Guards Bn. In Apr 1971, 32nd was re-designated as 14th Bn of The Brigade of Guards.For displaying the most conspicuous valour and for his supreme sacrifice, he was posthumously awarded the highest war time Gallantry Award of the land ie, 'Param Vir Chakra' during Operation 'Cactus Lily' during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

Postal stamp depicting Lance Naik Albert Ekka Param Vir Chakra Posthumous

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  1. The India-Pakistan War of 1971: A History. S.N Prasad and U.P. Thapliyal.(2014). Natraj Publishers and Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
  2. The Valiants: The Martyrs of Indo-Pak War 1971. JWO Sharadchandra D Phatak, Puja Shashank Phatak, (2021)
  3. Param Vir: Our Heroes in Battle. Maj Gen Ian Cardozo. (2003). The Lotus Collection, Roli Books Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi, India.
  4. Stories of Heroism (PVC & MVC Winner). Dr. BC Chakravorty (1995). Allied Publishers Limited and Ministry of Defence, Government of India
  5. India’s Wars:A Military History 1947 -1971. Arjun Subramaniam (2016) Harper Collins Publishers. Uttar Pradesh, India.
  6. Ballabh, Anand, Insights into Infantry Regiments: A Basic Factbook. Forward Books publications. New Delhi (2013)
  7. Rawat, Rachna Bisht, The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories, Penguin Books (2014)
  8. Tripura Honours Albert Ekka, the Soldier Who Saved Agartala (Accessed on 09 December 2022)
  9. National War Memorial: Lance Naik Albert Ekka (Accessed on 09 December 2022)
  10. Albert Ekka, braveheart from Jharkhand (Accessed on 09 December 2022)
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  12. Albert Ekka Death Anniversary: ?????? ??????? ????? ?? ????????? ??, ????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? (Accessed on 09 December 2022)
  13. Honourpoint: An Online Memorial for every Indian soldier (Accessed on 09 December 2022)


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