Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday, June 30, paid tribute Captain Jintu Gogoi, Kargil War veteran and enduring symbol of sacrifice from Assam.
"Braveheart Captain Jintu Gogoi's valour and ultimate sacrifice for the nation are our pride and inspiration. Heartfelt tributes to a hero of the Kargil War on hid day of martyrdom. Jai Hind", Sonowal wrote on Twitter, remembering the brave martyr.
Braveheart Captain Jintu Gogoi's valour and ultimate sacrifice for the nation are our pride and inspiration.— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) June 30, 2020
Heartfelt tributes to a hero of the Kargil War on his day of martyrdom. Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/43tHvC11sG
Captain Jintu Gogoi was born in Khumtai town in the Golaghat district of Upper Assam. The son of a veteran IAF officer, he was commissioned into 17 Garhwal of the Garhwal rifles, one of the most decorated regiments of the Indian Army. It was just twelve days after his engagement that he got a call to join his unit deployed in Jammu & Kashmir at the beginning of the Kargil War.
In the 1990s, Assam was not just troubled by the Kargil War, but also by the attacks of ULFA and their constant compulsion to back the Kargil intruders. Jintu Gogoi became the saviour of the state and the people started following his instructions and backing India.
On the night of June 29, Jintu and his troops were assigned a mission to clear the enemy troopers from the Kala Pathar area. Hardly twenty-nine years old, Jintu displayed exceptional valour and courageously lead the troops. Together, they climbed the arduous trek to the top of a ridge, but the enemy troops soon spotted him. Although he managed to kill two enemy soldiers, he was shot dead soon.
Awards and honours:
Captain Jintu Gogoi was posthumously awarded the Vir Chakra in 1999 for bravely fighting to evict the enemies till his last breath at the Kala Pathar region. He forgot his safety and sacrificed his life for the nation. Jintu Gogoi continues to be an inspiration for the people of Assam, especially for the younger generation.