Sportsman Retired Lieutenant General Hanut Singh, a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero passed away


Lieutenant General Hanut Singh (retd) passed away in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 12 April 2015 in the age of 82 years. Hanut Singh was a 1971 Indo-Pak war hero and one of the most famous officers of the Indian Army. Lt Gen Hanut Singh was also known as the Poona Horse because he was commissioned in 17 HORSE was commissioned in 17 HORSE in 1952.

  • Lieutenant Colonel had commanded 17 HORSE regiment in the famous Battle of Basantar in Indo-Pak war because of his regiment had destroyed a large number Pakistan tanks.
  • During this battle in 1971, squadron of his regiment had dashed across the heavily mined enemy areas and successfully had repulsed repeated counter attacks by Pakistan forces.
  • In 1991, he was retired and after his retirement he had founded Shivbala Yogi Ashram Parisar in Dehradun.
  • Lieutenant General Hanut Singh (retd) was born on 6 July 1933 in Barmer district of Rajasthan and was a cousin of former Union Minister Jaswant Singh.
  • Hanut Singh received the Maha Vir Chakra and this award is the India’s second highest gallantry award for his personal bravery and outstanding leadership.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 14, 2015