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Gunner Lal Chand Yadav

Bhiwani, Haryana

July 10, 2024 to July 10, 2026

Lal Chand Yadav, born on February 10, 1923, in Biran village, Bhiwani district, completed primary education amidst the challenging times of colonial rule in India. He joined the 4/1st Ind. Heavy AA regiment in Ambala as a gunner.  He was later dispatched to Singapore via Andaman Nicobar during World War II as part of the INA. Despite facing difficult conditions across India's plains and Southeast Asia's jungles, his spirit remained resolute, inspired by Netaji's impassioned speeches.

Labeled a traitor by the British for his INA involvement, Lal Chand initially faced a death sentence, which was later overturned due to public outcry and legal victories. Finally released from Multan Jail in 1946,  Lal Chand continued serving his nation.

Recognized on the pride board of his village, Lal Chand passed away on 28 October 2008. His contributions were honored with a pension under PPO number MHA FF9107703 reflecting his unwavering dedication and sacrifice for India's freedom.

Pension document issued by the Govt.of India in 1991.
Freedom Fighter certificate issued by the All India INA Committee in 1993.

Source: Prakash Sangwan, Contributor for CCRT.