ISLAMABAD: 62nd death anniversary of Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed, recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed on Friday (today).
Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed was born in Hoshiarpur city of the eastern Punjab, on 22nd July in 1914. He was Arain by caste.
In August 1958, he was assigned to launch an offensive against Indian forces in the area of Lakshmipur.
Major Tufail Muhammad faced heavy resistance from enemy but carried on with his mission and embraced martyrdom the same day. He displayed tremendous courage during this fight despite being wounded and being under fire.
He was awarded with Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan’s highest military award for his courage and bravery. He was second military officer of Pakistan to receive Nishan e Haider. He is buried in Burewala, Punjab.