Major Ramaswami Parameswaran was an officer in the Indian Army. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (posthumously) for his supreme sacrifice towards the nation during Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka.
- Major Ramaswamy Parameswaran was born on September 13, 1946 in Bombay, Maharashtra. His father’s name was K.S. Ramaswamy and his mother was Mrs. Janaki.
- He completed his schooling from Mumbai. Later, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from SIES College in 1968.
- Then he joined OTA, Chennai. He was commissioned into the 15 Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army.
He attained martyrdom during an encounter in Operation Pawan on 25 November 1987.
On November 25, 1987, when Major Ramaswami Parameswaran was returning from a search operation in Sri Lanka, his convoy was ambushed by a group of militants late at night. Using his presence of mind, he surrounded the terrorists from behind and attacked them, taking them by complete surprise.
During a hand-to-hand fight, a militant shot him in the chest. Undaunted, Major Parameswaran snatched the rifle from the terrorist and shot him. Despite being seriously injured, he continued to give orders and inspire his platoon till his last breath. Five terrorists were killed. Additionally, three rifles and two rocket launchers were also recovered. And the ambush was repulsed.
Major Ramaswami Parameswaran displayed conspicuous gallantry and inspiring leadership and made the supreme sacrifice, for which he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra (posthumously).
Paramveer Chakra: 21 Paramveers who became immortal in the pages of history
|Somnath Sharma||Major||3 Nov 1947|
|Jadunath Singh||Naik||6 Feb 1948|
|Rama Raghoba Rane||Second Lieutenant||8 Apr 1948|
|Piru Singh||Company Havildar Major||17 Jul 1948|
|Karam Singh||Lance Naik||13 Oct 1948|
|Gurbachan Singh Salaria||Captain||5 Dec 1961|
|Dhan Singh Thapa||Major||20 Oct 1962|
|Joginder Singh||Subedar||23 Oct 1962|
|Shaitan Singh||Major||18 Nov 1962|
|Abdul Hamid||Company Quarter Master Havildar||10 Sep 1965|
|Ardeshir Tarapore||Lieutenant Colonel||11 Sep 1965|
|Albert Ekka||Lance Naik||3 Dec 1971|
|Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon||Flying Officer||14 Dec 1971|
|Arun Khetarpal||Second Lieutenant||16 Dec 1971|
|Hoshiar Singh Dahiya||Major||17 Dec 1971|
|Bana Singh||Naib Subedar||23 May 1987|
|Ramaswamy Parameshwaran||Major||25 Nov 1987|
|Manoj Kumar Pandey||Lieutenant||3 Jul 1999|
|Yogendra Singh Yadav||Grenadier||4 Jul 1999|
|Sanjay Kumar||Rifleman||5 Jul 1999|
|Vikram Batra||Captain||7 Jul 1999|
Tribute to 21 immortal martyrs from a grateful nation!