Colonel Hoshiar Singh Dahiya (5 May 1930 – 6 December 1998) was an officer of the Indian Army who was awarded India’s highest military honour, the Param Vir Chakra war of 1971.
Hoshiar Singh Dahiya was born in Sisana village, Sonipat district, Haryana.After his schooling and one year’s study College, Rohtak, he joined the Army. He was married to Dhano Devi. He was commissioned in The Grenadiers Regiment of the Indian Army on 30 June 1963 and was promoted to lieutenant on 30 June 1965.
Singh was promoted to substantive major on 30 June 1976, subsequently serving for two years as an instructor at the Officers Training School, Madras. In 1981 he was posted as an Instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehrawas promoted to lieutenant colonel on 8 April eventually rose to command of his battalion. He retired in May 1988 with the rank of colonel and settled in frequently visited his village of Sisana and successfully encouraged many local residents to join the armed forces.
Awards & Recognitions
Mohanlal reprised Major Hoshiar Singh’s character as Major Sahadevan in the 2017 Malayalam1971: Beyond Borders. awarded India’s highest military honour, the Param Vir Chakra war of 1971.
He succumbed to a cardiac arrest on 6 December 1998, aged 61, and was cremated with full military honours Jaipur. He was survived by three sons, two of whom followed their father into the army as commissioned officers in the Grenadiers, with one joining the 3rd Grenadiers.