My cousin, Thakcham Kunja Lal Singha, retired Sub Major/JCO, Assam Regiment and a recipient of Se Seva Medal and many other medals for his meritorious service in the Indian Army died on 27.12.2014 at his tive village at Banskandi, Cachar (Assam) after a brief illness.
Born on 30.04.1942 at Banskandi, Cachar (Assam), Th. Kunja Lal Singha, had his early education in Banskandi MV School and after completing his Secondary Education in the Silchar Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School, joined the Indian Army in the Assam Regiment as a Non–Commissioned Official and retired from service on superannuation as Sub–Major/JCO on 01.11.1991.
During his service in the Indian Army he had a lot of experience of working in the terrains and high altitudes of the Indo–Pak Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and many other States, with his headquarter at ARC, Shillong. He received a number of medals for his meritorious service rendered in the Indian Army including Nine Years/Twenty years long service Medal, 25th Army Independence Medal, High Altitude Medal, J&K Medal, Sangram Medal,
Raksha Medal and Se Seva Medal.
After retirement from the Army, he settled in his tive place at Banskandi and was an active social worker in the greater Banskandi area of Lakhipur Subdivision in Cachar district. He was very amiable and popularly known as Kunja among his friends and contemporaries. He also actively participated in various social activities in the area.
He leaves behind his wife Shyama Sakhi Devi, two sons, two daughters, their respective families and a host of relatives, including Thakcham Brothers.
Today, on the occasion of his shraddha, I sincerely pay tribute to him and pray to the Almighty for the eterl peace of the departed soul, May his soul rest in peace.
— Th. Binoy Kumar Singha