Abdul Hamid | Indian Army jawan, who changed the direction of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war | Awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

Abdul Hamid | Indian Army jawan, who changed the direction of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war | Awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

Abdul Hameed, the soldier of the Indian Army who is still remembered for his bravery shown in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.  Abdul Hameed, a Param Vir Chakra awardee, had blown up not one or two but seven tanks of Pakistan in the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.  Because of this, the direction of the battle had changed.  At that time it was believed that these Patton tanks were invincible.  Abdul Hameed was martyred during this war on 10 September 1965.  Today i.e. July 01 is the birth anniversary of Abdul Hameed.  Abdul Hameed was born on 01 July 1933 in Dharampur village of Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.  He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

Abdul Hamid.

Abdul Hameed, the soldier of the Indian Army who is still remembered for his bravery shown in the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.  Abdul Hameed, a Param Vir Chakra awardee, had blown up not one or two but seven tanks of Pakistan in the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.  Because of this, the direction of the battle had changed. 

At that time it was believed that these Patton tanks were invincible.  Abdul Hameed was martyred during this war on 10 September 1965.  Today i.e. July 01 is the birth anniversary of Abdul Hameed.  Abdul Hameed was born on 01 July 1933 in Dharampur village of Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.  He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

Abdul Hameed decided to join the Indian Army.  At the age of 20.

Abdul Hameed’s father Mohammad Usman used to do sewing work.  His father was a tailor.  He wanted Abdul also to accompany him in the work.  But Abdul Hameed decided to join the Indian Army.  At the age of 20, Abdul Hameed joined the Indian Army in Varanasi.  He took training at the Nisarabad Grenadiers Regimental Center.

  After training, he got a posting in the 4 Grenadiers in 1955.  Abdul Hameed was an expert in sticks, wrestling, swimming.  Abdul Hameed also participated in the Indo-China War (1962) from Thang La on behalf of 7 Mountain Brigade, 4 Mountain Division.

It is said that at the start of the Indo-Pakistani war, Abdul Hameed was coming to his home on leave.  But amidst reports of escalating tensions from Pakistan, he got a message to return to the border.  It has been said in several media reports that after the message came, his rope was broken while tying the bed. 

After which Rasoolan Bibi, wife of Abdul Hameed had said that it is a bad omen.  His wife tried hard to stop him from going that day, but Hameed did not agree and left after breaking bad omen to fulfill his duty for the country.

the Indo-Pak war (1965), Abdul Hameed was posted in the Khemkaran sector of Tarn Taran district of Punjab.

During the Indo-Pak war (1965), Abdul Hameed was posted in the Khemkaran sector of Tarn Taran district of Punjab.  At the same time, the Pakistani army attacked the Utad village with American Patton tanks.  The day was 8th September 1965.  That day at 9 in the morning Abdul Hameed was passing through sugarcane fields in a jeep on the outskirts of Cheema village. 

He was sitting next to the driving seat.  They saw the Pakistani army tanks approaching and waited for the tanks to arrive at the recoilless gun range.  Abdul Hameed fired as soon as the tanks came to the range and blew up 4 tanks simultaneously.

 Abdul Hameed was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his gallantry.

It is said that the talk of Abdul Hameed blowing 4 Pakistani tanks had reached the army headquarters on 9 September 1965.  On 10 September 1965, Abdul Hameed blew up 3 more Pakistani tanks.  But during this time a Pakistani soldier caught sight of Abdul Hameed and he was martyred in his firing.

Abdul Hamid | Indian Army jawan, who changed the direction of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war | Awarded the Param Vir Chakra.
Abdul Hamid | Indian Army jawan, who changed the direction of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war | Awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

Abdul Hameed was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his gallantry.  At the same time, in the year 2000, the Indian Postal Department issued a postage stamp of Rs 3, which has a picture of Veer Abdul Hameed, in which he is seen firing from a recoilless rifle riding a jeep.