Sandeep Unnikrishnan – संदीप उन्नीकृष्णन
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was an officer in the Indian Army. Major Sandeep, a member of the National Security Guard’s Elite 51 Special Action Group, got martyred in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award by President Pratibha Patil on January 26, 2009.
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|Real Name||Sandeep Unnikrishnan|
|Birth Date||15 March 1977|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Age||31 years (At the time of death)|
|Death Date||28 November 2008|
|School Education||The Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore|
|College||National Defence Academy, Pune|
|Qualification||Bachelor of Arts degree|
Rank : Major
Service : Indian Army
Unit : 51 Special Action Group for NSG
Service No. : IC-58660
Years of Service : 1999-2008
Operation : Op Black Tornado
Sandeep Unnikrishnan who born on 15 March 1977 and belong to a Hinduism Family. Let’s get more details about Sandeep Unnikrishnan ‘s Army life.
Sandeep was a Major in the Elite Special Action Group of the National Security Guards (NSG) in the Indian Army. He was killed while fighting terrorists in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.
He was one of the heroes who saved everyone from the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
He served the nation and sacrificed to save the people of his nation. In 1995, fulfilling his dream of becoming an Army officer, Major Sandeep joined the National Defense Academy (NDA), Pune, Maharashtra. He was part of the Oscar Squadron (No. 4 Battalion) and a graduate of the NDA’s 94th Course, and his friends still remember him as “selfless,” “generous,” and “calm and organized.”
On 12 July 1999, Major Sandeep was promoted to Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment (Infantry) and served in the Defense Forces at various places in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Rajasthan.
In January 2007, he was assigned to the NSG’s Special Action Group (SAG) and participated in various NSG operations. While the ‘Ghatak Course’ (Commando Wing (Infantry School)) at Belgaum was the toughest course in the Army, Major Unnikrishnan got the top spot as an “Instructor Grading”. This is why he chose the NSG Commando Service, which was introduced on deputation in 2006.
During Operation Vijay in July 1999, he showed resilience in the face of heavy artillery and small arms fire from Pakistani forces. On the evening of 31 December 1999, Major Sandeep led a detachment of six troops and succeeded in setting up a post at a distance of 200 meters from the enemy and under direct enemy surveillance and firing.
26 Nov 2008 Taj Hotel Attack (Operation Black Tornado)
On the night of November 26, 2008, Mumbai was terrorized and terrorists attacked several major buildings, including the 100-year-old Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in South Mumbai. And one of the main terrorists behind it was Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani terrorist and a member of the terrorist organization.
Major Unnikrishnan was the team commander of 51 SAG deployed in the operation at the Taj Mahal Hotel to rid the building of terrorists and rescue the hostages. He entered the hotel in a group of 10 commandos and reached the sixth floor through the staircase. There they saw terrorists on the third floor. The terrorists had locked some women in a room. After breaking down the door, the terrorists opened fire and hit Commando Sunil Yadav, an accomplice of Major Unnikrishnan. Major Unnikrishnan’s team and the terrorists clashed. They managed to get Commando Sunil Yadav out and chase the terrorists regardless of personal security.
During that following encounter, he was shot from the back and got severely hurt. His injury turned fatale and the Major took his last breath. According to NSG officials, “Do not come up, I will handle them,” were the last words of Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
Sandeep Unnikrishnan Awards
Major Sandeep was honoured with India’s highest peacetime gallantry award by the president of India by Mrs. Pratibha Patil and is still remembered by the people for his immense sacrifice.
Major awards given to Major Sandeep
- Ashoka Chakra
- Operation Parakram Medal
- Special Service Medal
- Sainya Seva Medal
- High Altitude Service Medal
- 9 Years Long Service Medal
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was cremated with full military honors. At that time, mourners chanted “Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Chiranjeev”, “Sandeep Unnikrishnan Amar Rahe”. Thousands paid tribute to NSG Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan outside his Bangalore home.
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|Father||K. Unnikrishnan (Retired ISRO officer)|
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|Height||5′ 9″ Feet|
|Body Shape||Chest: 40 inches|
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
|Hobbies||Reading and Watching movies|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
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Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Biography Film / Webseries
- Recently, superstar Mahesh Babu announced the release date of his upcoming movie named as ‘Major ‘. The film is produced by Mahesh Babu and will star actor Adivi Sesh in the role of Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
- The incident of the 26/11 attacks inspired many filmmakers to bring the horrofic tale of the incident in the form of films including ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ (2013) directed by Ram Gopal Varma,, and Zee5 Webseries ‘Operation Black Tornado’ (2018) etc.
Facts about Sandeep Unnikrishnan
Sandeep had always dreamed of enlisting in the Armed Forces and he also excelled in various school activities and sports competitions.
On 26 January 2009, Sandeep’s mother, Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan received the Ashoka Chakra from the President of India Pratibha Tai Patil.
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