Bollywood star Suniel Shetty has condoled the demise of Naik (retd) Bhairon Singh Rathore, the hero of the Longewala battle throughout the 1971 struggle, who the actor portrayed on display screen in Border (1997). Rathore, a BSF veteran of the 1971 India-Pakistan struggle whose bravery at Rajasthan’s Longewala submit was depicted in JP Dutta’s hit movie, died in Jodhpur on Monday. He was 81.
“Rest in Power Naik Bhairon Singh Ji. Heartfelt condolences to the family,” Suniel Shetty tweeted on Monday night.
Border additionally starred Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Sudesh Berry, Puneet Issar and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Tabu, Raakhee, Pooja Bhatt and Sharbani Mukherjee featured in supporting roles.
Rathore was deployed on the Longewala submit within the Thar desert of Jaisalmer, commanding a small BSF unit of six to seven personnel that was accompanied by a 120 males firm of the Army’s 23 Punjab regiment. It was the bravery of those males that decimated an assaulting Pakistani brigade and tank regiment at this location on December 5, 1971.
He obtained the Sena Medal in 1972 for his gallant motion. Posted with the 14th BSF battalion throughout the struggle, Rathore retired from service in 1987.
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