Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed - Hero of Kargil War

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Captain Sher Khan was born in Nawan Killi, a village in Swabi District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Karnal is localised form of Colonel. Karnel Sher Khan's home village of Nawan Kali (means: New Village) has now been named after him as Karnal Sher Killi (Village of Karnal Sher Khan).Captain Sher Khan was the youngest of his two brothers and two sisters. His mother died in 1978 when he was eight. He was brought up by his paternal aunts. His family is deeply religious and they say that Sher was an embodiment of piety and Islamic teaching.
 


Sher Khan got his early education in his native city After completing his intermediate from Government College Swabi he joined Pakistan Air Force as an air man. He got training from PTTS (Pre Trade Training School ), a renowned institute which produced two recipients of Highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider ( Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed and Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed.
 


 

The Tiger Hill Complex is a set of six strategic posts; the Tiger Hill Top, Western Spur, Eastern Spur, India Gate, Rocky Knob and Helmet. If the Indian account is to be believed, Captain Karnal Sher Khan was responsible for setting up and defending one of these posts. On the other hand, the Pakistani account states that Sher was responsible for setting up forward defensive posts around the Gultari and Mushkoh Valley areas in Kargil, and that he had nothing to do with Tiger Hill. This article is based on the Indian account. In any case, the actual location does not matter as will be seen in the remainder of this article. From Indian readings, it appears that Sher was in fact defending the post on the Western Spur. The truth, however, will never be known. The active participation of the Kashmiri Freedom Fighters in the Tiger Hill battles is, however, a well researched fact.

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Indeed Colonel Sher will be celebrated in history for his gallantry services for the motherland. Son of the soil fought with bravery and sacrificed himself in the line of duty, exhibiting esteem courage and valor.
By: AliQazi, Karachi on May, 09 2018
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Karnel Sher Khan's home village of Nawan Kali (means: New Village) has now been named after him as Karnal Sher Killi (Village of Karnal Sher Khan).
By: iqrah, khi on Apr, 17 2018
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Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed is the man who born in Soldier family that is the reason that since childhood he passionate to join Army, as a soldier Nishan e Haider is the highest achievement of him.
By: jabeen, khi on Apr, 03 2018
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Captain Karnal Sher Khan is the brave son of Pakistan who defended his motherland by giving his life. He is certainly the Hero of Kargil war. I am so proud to read about him.
By: Rida, Karachi on Mar, 09 2018
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He was brought up by his paternal aunts. His family is deeply religious and they say that Sher was an embodiment of piety and Islamic teaching.
By: Dua, Lahore on Feb, 19 2018
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We must remember all the martyrs of our beloved country but as we see our country people don't give focus on such things now.
By: Larib, Karachi on Feb, 11 2018
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When I was a child I used to listen stories of famous 8 patriots who sacrificed their lives for the sake of their beloved country and got the Nishan E Haider medal on his sacrifice for his homeland. Captain Karnal Sarwar Shaheed is also the one among those who lost his life in Kargil war 1999 and granted Nishan E Haider from Govt of Pakistan.
By: Asad, Karachi on Jan, 29 2018
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Captain Karnal Sher Khan showed some extraordinary heroism and bravery in the Kargil War. This is a great article about his sacrifices.
By: Essha, Karachi on Jan, 21 2018
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This is a nice composition about Captain Sher khan. He was a gallant and daring man. Thank you for sharing this information with us.
By: Shazia, Karachi on Jan, 16 2018
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Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed was the brave soldier, who got the highest military rank 'Nishan e Haider' on the behalf of his bravery against the Indian Army. No doubt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed is a tiger of Pakistan.
By: ALI HAMZA, ISLAMABAD on Jan, 16 2018
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Captain Sher khan belong to KPK, the province famous for its bravery and strength. He showed extraordinary courage.
By: kashif, Larkana on Jan, 13 2018
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He sacrificed his life for the country. His services shall always be remembered and well shall be eternally grateful to him.
By: Shazia, lahore on Jan, 10 2018
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As people always believed in the impact of one’s name on his life, this abstract is fully justified by karnal sheer khan. As his name “sheer” (loin) highlighted the true nature of his bravery
By: Ayesha, Karachi on Jan, 08 2018
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The tiger of Pakistan, the lion of Kargil war Karnal Sher Khan was one the brave soldier who got the highest military rank 'Nishan e Haider' on the behalf of his bravery against the Indian Army. The soldiers of Indian Army also admitted his bravery.
By: nida, khi on Dec, 27 2017
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Hero of Kargill war Karnal Sher Khan will never forget when you tell your children about Indo Pak war history. He was the lion of Swabi, later on becoming the lion of Kargill war, he gave a very tough time and got martyred.
By: umer, khi on Dec, 23 2017
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Recently we heard the news about martyrdoms of few soldiers in the border as well recently our second lieutenant Abdul Moeed loss his life for the sake of Pakistan in Waziristan, during this moment I also memorized the martyrdoms of Kargil in which the name of Karnal Sher Khan is at the top.
By: nazish, khi on Dec, 18 2017
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No one forget the name of the hero of the Kargil War, even the enemies are also reminded him in golden words due to his achievements in the Kargil war, he was one of the brave soldier who rewarded with highest military rank.
By: kamran, khi on Dec, 13 2017
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There are three soldiers who were awarded Nishan e Haider in which Captain Karnal Sher Khan is one of them. On the behalf of his achievement in the Kargill war against India the Government of Pakistan declared Nishan e Haider to him, he was one of the brave soldier.
By: naheed, khi on Dec, 06 2017
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No doubt KPK is the province where many personalities are born who makes Pakistan, famous in world wide due to their efforts. Karnal Sher Khan is the first officer from the KPKH province to be awarded with Nishan e Haider.
By: zaheer, khi on Nov, 28 2017
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KPK is the province where many great names are born, they take there part in different fields. Karnal Sher Khan was one of the brave great soldier who got the highest rank award due to his military effort.
By: majid, khi on Nov, 16 2017
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