Major Padmapani Acharya, Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) Of the 2nd Battalion of The RAJPUTANA RIFLES

Even after being grievously injured, Major Acharya engaged the Pakistan regulars in hand to hand fight and killed one of them before succumbing to his injuries. The dynamism, raw courage, personal example and supreme sacrifice of Major Acharya enthused the troops and the Knoll was quickly overrun, providing the Battalion its foot hold on ‘Black Rock’.