Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed (NH): Battle of Hilli’s Hero

by on July 3, 2011
in Pride of Pakistan

Major Muhammad Akram

Major Muhammad Akram (April 14, 1938 – Decemer 1971) was a Pakistani Army officer who embraced martyrdom during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Muhammad Akram was born in Dinga city of District Gujrat while he belonged to village Nakka Kalan of District Jhelum, Punjab. He was born in an Awan tribe of Pakistan.

After completing his early education, Akram appeared for Pakistan Army selection and was selected for the 1963 batch of Pakistan Military Academy. Akram graduated from PMA and was commissioned in the Frontier Force Regiment on October 16, 1963. While being posted at Lahore cantonment, Major Muhammad Akram (then Captain) participated in the 1965 Indo-Pak War. He was commander of a small company which preformed successful operations against the Indian Army.

In 1969, Captain Muhammad Akram was promoted to the rank of Major and was soon posted to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). After the start of civil war in East Pakistan, Major Muhammad Akram’s unit 4 FF was placed in the forward area of Hilli district as war was impending between India and Pakistan. After the unannounced attack by India of East Pakistan, he and his men were subjected to heavy air, artillery and armour attacks from Indian Army. For almost fortnight, Major Muhammad Akram and his troops were able to force Indians back and inflicting heavy damages to them. He got injured during the battle and later embraced martyrdom. He was buried in the village of District Bogra of East Pakistan (now Bangaldesh). He was posthumously awarded Nishan-e-Haider by the Pakistani government. He is the only soldier of Pakistan Army who is buried in foreign land but received Nishan e Haider. In his remembrance, a memorial was built in the city of Jhelum.

 

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3 Responses to “Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed (NH): Battle of Hilli’s Hero”
  1. I was included in the team which recovered the body of shaheed from India area. The team was lead by Major Asif Haroon(now Brig Retd) Major Mian Muzaffar Gul War and peace Time Adjtutant: 1970-74

    • NAVEED LODHI says:

      MY NAME IS NAVEED LODHI . I LIVE IN LAHORE AND I AM A SMALL TEXTILE BUSINESSMAN. THIS YEAR IN DECEMBER I HAVE A MEETING IN BANGLADESH IN HAKIMPUR.AS YOU KNOW VERY WELL ITS THE AREA WHERE YOU FOUGHT THE WAR OF HILI IN 1971. I HAVE SOME FRIENDS IN HILI ALSO. I WANT TO VISIT THE GRAVE OF MAJOR MUHAMMAD AKRAM SHAHEED WHICH AS PER RECORD IS IN BOALDAR VILLAGE . I TRACE THIS VILLAGE NOW ITS SITUATED ON HILI-BIRAMPUR HIGHWAY. HAVE YOU ANY MARK OF THIS GRAVE IN THIS VILLAGE OR LOCATION ? MAY BE YOU GIVES ME SOME INFORMATION.

      PLEASE CONTACT ME ON MY EMAIL OR MOBILE NO. GIVEN BELOW.

      THANKS AND BEST REGARDS
      NAVEED LODHI
      MOB: 03008402988

      • Imran says:

        @Naveed Lodhi Any success visiting the grave of the 1971 hero? I am interested to know if you came across any trace. Will wait for your reply.

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