Retired Major General BK Mahapatra died at 87
The retired Major General Shri Basant Kumar Mahapatra (Tank Man) has taken his last breath at the age of 87.
- he was the part of major battles such as the 1962 Indo-China war, and 1965 and 1971 India-Pakistan war.
- For hid bravery, he was honoured with the prestigious Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM).
- He belonged to Bhubaneswar Odisha.
- he was appointed into armoured corps (Tanks) of the Indian Army as a Combat Officer.
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