Sepoy Ansuya Prasad, MVC, Indian Army

Sepoy Ansuya Prasad, MVC


Sepoy Ansuya Prasad joined 10 Mahar on November 20, 1971. On November 24, 1971 his battalion was given the task of capturing a well-fortified enemy position.

During the attack, the assaulting troops were held up by heavy automatic fire of enemy. Sepoy Prasad volunteered for the single-man suicide squad mission to neutralise the enemy machinegun. Taking a few phosphorous grenades, he stealthily but bravely crawled towards the position.

During the process, he was shot in both the legs. He kept crawling forward and received another machinegun burst. Undeterred by his wounds and bleeding profusely, he crawled up to the enemy position and neutralised it before succumbing to his wounds.

Sepoy Anusuya Prasad, despite his young age, displayed outstanding courage in utter disregard to his personal safety before making the supreme sacrifice. He was awarded Maha Vir Chakra posthumously.