Bravery by martyred Gyan Singh Bisht

Bravery by martyred Gyan Singh Bisht

History of Tehri King Narendra Shah -48

History of Tehri Kingdom (Tehri and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815 –1948- 241

History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1488

By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)

Havldar Gyan Singh Bisht of Garhwal Rifle was appointed as Second Lieutenant in INA.  INA handed over him to head on with British Army in Irwadi front. In that front, on 17th March 1945, there was Taugzin place where ,Second Lieutenant  Gyan Singh had only 18 soldiers for attacking a well-equipped  British army .  As per Major General Shahnawaz, Gyan Singh Bisht concluded that his army could not attack with their rifles to British army equipped with Machine Guns, hand grenades, automatic guns. Bisht was aware that if his troops sit into trenches, British army could  kill or catch them. By all means, there was defeat for the INA force.  Commander Gyan Singh ordered his force to attack with aggression on British army as in any case, death was there for INA soldiers.  Shouting ‘Neta Ji Jindabad, ‘Inqualab Jindabad’ led by Gyan Singh Bish t, INA army soldiers attacked on British army .There was a struggle for two hours.  British force had to go back, However, Gyan Singh Bisht got gun fire on his head and he martyred there only.


1-Dabral S.P.,, Tehri Garhwal Rajya ka Itihas Bhag 2 (new edition), Veer Gatha Press, Dogadda, (1999) page  57-58

2-Bhakta Darshan, 1956, An article , Karmabhumi 26th January 1956 issue

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